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An autopilot for steering flying windmills

The idea of using kites to collect the energy produced by high altitude winds has been gaining ground amidst the scientific community. EPFL researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimize the movement ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Energy from the windy heights

The electricity from our sockets could soon come from a high-tech device flying in the sky. The innovative research project to generate wind energy with the aid of a kite won over the "Venture Kick" jury; it is providing ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Electricity in the air

(Phys.org) -- The faster a wind turbine's blade spins, the more energy you can get from it. And the farther you get from the hub, the faster that part of the blade is traveling. So the tips of the blades generate most of ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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