Island nations and remote outposts are dependent on petroleum products for baseload energy generation.
Renewable energy promises to break this unsustainable cycle, but traditional renewable technologies require huge capital investments with 10-20 year payback periods.
Poor nations simply can not afford this transition.
Airborne wind energy will be the lowest cost electricity of the 21st Century.
Windlift airborne wind energy offers a way out of this cycle. Requiring 95% less concrete and steel, Windlift’s anchored buoys allow tethered aerobots to harvest electricity anywhere there is wind, on and off-shore. These anchored buoys can be quickly relocated as energy needs change, or to avoid the impact of large tropical storms.
Flying at 500-800 feet, the organic flight paths of Windlift’s machines move in harmony with the natural environment, avoiding the negative visual impact of permanent steel structures dotting the landscape and ocean vistas.
The elevated vehicles also provide an ideal platform for high-bandwidth communications and local security.
Windlift Airborne Wind Energy