Kite wind farms take off in UK as future of energy

Kitty Knowles for The Memo: The UK has just given the world's first kite farm the green light. Does this mean we're gliding forth into a new frontier of energy?

Eon plots airborne wind route

Renews: Eon is collaborating with Dutch company Ampyx Power to develop the latter's airborne wind energy system. The agreement aims to further the development of the system towards commercial deployment.

IDTechEx Research Announces New Report on Airborne Wind Energy

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: A world without batteries

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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