The Front CoverThe emerging airborne wind sector continues to grow as small companies around the globe edge closer to commercialising innovative technologies. Boston-based Altaeros is set to demonstrate its technology in Alaska in 2015. The US$ 1.3 million demonstration is partially financed by the Alaska Energy Authority and will run for 18 months. The project is currently being permitted for a site south of Fairbanks. Throughout the winter of 2012, the Altaeros team demonstrated its BAT Concept Prototype in Maine.
Publisher's NoteNew vision previewed in Las Vegas for the US wind industry
By Arno Brand, ECN, The Netherlands