W&I are all about Portable Wind Power.
The Daisy Kite Turbine is an amazing ecological energy sourcing solution.
You can use it as the power source for an off-grid electric vehicle.
At only 30kg CO2 emissions equivalent in production, the complete prototype has a predicted carbon cost of energy of only 17g CO2/kWh in year 1 (already better than solar over its lifespan) and only 1.7g CO2/kWh with consideration of replacement components thereafter. YES 62x less CO2/kWh than diesel in year 1 and 620X less thereafter.
Daisy is a stunning Airborne Wind Energy System and only improving.
Our new controller is working incredibly well, giving smooth output and plenty of detail from the testing.
The car charge challenge would have completed by now had our inverter not blown up… (The supposed easy bit of this challenge, a pre-made, already solved technology… failed) Oh well
Here’s a copy of the latest plan. Stay excited!
Travel without polluting
Windswept and Interesting Ltd (W&I) make powerful and portable, flying wind turbines.
Any electric vehicle can carry our portable wind turbine for clean energy.
Electric vehicles can now travel far off grid, sourcing their own energy, without polluting.
The science of flying wind turbines
AWES harvest wind energy at high altitudes where the wind is stronger and more reliable.
Flying wind turbines capture more wind energy, with less material.
There are over 80 AWES companies, including Google X Makani, Shell KPS, TU Delft and Ampyx Power.
The energy from powerful, lightweight kite turbines has a tiny carbon footprint.
Kites working in a team
Networked kites are the Safest, Most Efficient and Most Scalable AWES designs.
The W&I networked kite turbine “Daisy” is the Easiest AWES to make and fly.
Daisy (a multi stage, tilted hollow axis, autogyro, network kite turbine) is very stable in flight.
Daisy is the only continuous & autonomous mechanical power AWES.
The Daisy kite turbine packs away to 1/7500th of its flying volume.
Many network kite parameters (# of kites, # stacks, solidity…) can be modularly reconfigured in the field.
Using only toy kites the Daisy prototype produced an incredible 300W/kg power density.
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Windswept and Interesting owes a debt of gratitude to the following people. You all helped, donated, advised, inspired, supported, supplied, pushed, pulled.
You've Been There! The project has done amazing things already and it's going so much further thanks to you.
THANK YOU ALL !!!
Gordon Old, Patrick Sherlock, Andrew Brightwell, Phil Owen, Iain Dobson, Baptiste Labat, Ferg and Alison, Kenny Morrison, Jane Mac, Sandy MacDonald, Night_cavalerie, Hazel Macleay, Jude Maxwell, Amrita Ahluwalia, Ben Sandeen, Alice & Patrick Read, Jude Watmough, The Tullochs, KB, My family, My kids and their pals, Local engineering shops like Ivor Murray and Gordon Diesels have been brilliant, All the AWES tech geeks openly discussing online, Eddie Weather, Local sailors and fisherdudes, Especially the Smith family, AWEC, AWEIA, ALI G, Roy D, UHI, Strathclyde Uni, TU Delft, Freiburg Uni, NASA, FAA, Leodsaich, All the windsurf, kite & nutter surf mates I "grew up" with and the elements... Thanks x