Renews: Eon is collaborating with Dutch company Ampyx Power to develop the latters airborne wind energy system.
The agreement aims to further the development of the system towards commercial deployment.
Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) employs kites, tethered drones or turbines in balloons to make electricity, accessing more consistent, stronger winds above those reached by wind turbines on land. This new report comes as 50 developers seriously plan for viability partly because of onerous emissions laws driving replacement of diesel gensets, fossil fuel power stations and diesel ships.
Energy Harvesting Europe Article: Governments, manufacturers and other interested parties agonise about what to do as multiple gigafactories spew out vast numbers of lithium-ion batteries that almost always die before the life of the equipment in which they are placed and they are linked to toxins, fires and other nasties. As the world moves to structural electronics instead of the nostalgic old components-in-a-box designs, the batteries are holding up the party because even solid state ones tend to swell and shrink with each cycle, bursting a smart structure apart.
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