Mammoth Turbine Blimp Takes Flight

We recently caught wind of the high-flying turbine blimps that could cut our energy costs by up to 65 percent. Now we get to see a prototype of this glorious feat of human engineering in action. This is not science fiction; the future is here.

Designed by Altaeros Energies, these high-altitude wind turbines could help generate energy for remote places that are cut off from the grid. For everyone who thinks that sounds like a crazy idea, this video of a tethered blimp prototype harvesting energy at 107m is remarkable proof of concept. With this demonstration, Alteros Energies hopes to secure partnerships to make its vision of blimp-powered villages a reality. Incredible. [Cnet]

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