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Flying wind turbines for cheaper energy – press release 2

Hebridean engineer uses kite science to develop affordable and scalable wind power system

As countries move to reduce their carbon emissions, wind generators have become the most widely implemented renewable energy sources. However, wind turbines are expensive to set Read more
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E-Camping journalist press release 1

Need to charge your batteries when you’re off-grid? Go fly a kite!

 

Many of us dream of travelling into the wilderness, far from the reach of modern life, but the reality is that these days fully charged batteries Read more

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Crowdfunding is coming close

Hope to have everything in place to launch a crowd funding campaign in December. I need you onside. Share, Like, Forward, hint, rumour, gossip, sing about, draw, photograph, video, build, cheer, feed me

This could be epic.

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A new model is coming

With the fantastic news that Oliver Tulloch is doing his PhD on Daisy Rotary Kite Turbines…

It’s only right that we make him a suitable RESEARCH CLASS model. This model will be available for any research institution to Read more

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PhD and Sales

…Lots of updates

Well Daisy drivers have flattened out and efficiency went up.

There’s an Oliver Tulloch from Strathclyde Uni wants to do a PhD on rotary kite stacks. He has started with an excellent 8 week project analysing Read more

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Making a ring kite turbine Part 1 (very easy)

The latest set of instructions for creating a ring kite turbine are coming along rapidly.

 The Link    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0qQxFlXu7t-elE0UmFHT2lqYlU

Even better, the community is really coming together. Wevolver have taken me on board.

https://www.wevolver.com/wevolver.moderator/airborne-wind-energy/main/description/

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Manuscript for AWE 2016 book

I have submitted this chapter for inclusion in the Airborne Wind Energy book 2016.

It’s a slimmer stronger document. I always start off too flowery. It was hard for me to develop my rigidly formal side. The 1st version Read more

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100x100x100 and Wevolver

The 3 stack Daisy rig was tested again yesterday. It was launched as an attempt on the someawe.org 100w x100mins x100foot challenge.

This video shows the full test. Windswept and Interesting claims that the challenge has been successfully won.

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Evolving Airborne Wind Energy Understanding

Please read this Windswept and Interesting report into Airborne Wind Energy.

NEW: The report has been updated to this new version

It highlights a new approach, using evolutionary design software to design kite networks.

Kite networks are proving themselves.

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Commitment to Open Hardware

Windswept and Interesting Ltd can now proudly show off our OSHWA membership badge.

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