The Azimuth Project
High altitude wind power

Contents

Idea

Defined by Wikipedia as:

High-altitude wind power (HAWP) is the harnessing of the power of winds high in the sky by use of tether and cable technology. It was first imagined as a source of useful energy in 1833 by John Etzler.[1] An atlas of the high-altitude wind power resource has been prepared for all points on Earth.[2] A similar atlas of global assessment[3] was developed at Joby Energy. The results were presented at the first annual Airborne Wind Energy Conference held at Stanford University by Airborne Wind Energy Consortium.

hawp

There are two major scientific articles about jet stream power. Archer & Caldeira[9] claim that the jet streams can generate the total power of 1700 TW, and that the climatic impact will be negligible. Miller, Gans, & Kleidon[10] claim that the jet streams can generate the total power of only 7.5 TW, and that the climatic impact will be catastrophic

References

category: energy