I don’t mean to be a downer but sometimes equipment fails.
In the video below, Altaeros Energies uses a scale prototype to demonstrate the ability of wind-turbine generators lifted 1,000 feet high (about three times the height of typical wind turbines) to produce twice the power output. Lift is provided by a helium-filled, inflatable shell. The technology is being developed for military, offshore, and other remote needs.
[via Greentech Media]
In case anyone wanted to get me a gift…
These were made by Lego as promotional items exclusively for Vestas.
And please don’t call it a windmill.