Friday, June 26, 2009
A Mighty Wind: High Altitude Wind Power
One look at Sky Windpower's site will tell you the company and its potential products are still more potential than kinetic. However, that doesn't mean they're not worth a look as DOD ponders options for solving the brittle grid challenge to CONUS facilities. Two Standford researches have just finished a study that shows some of the greatest concentrations of high altitude wind power can be found near some of the world's largest centers of power demand, including the eastern coast of USA. This article provides more detail on the promise and the potential pitfalls of this visually captivating concept.