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High-Altitude wind power generation

Fagiano, Lorenzo and Milanese, Mario and Piga, Dario High-Altitude wind power generation. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 25 (1). pp. 168-180. ISSN 0885-8969 (2010)

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The paper presents the innovative technology of high-altitude wind power generation, indicated as Kitenergy, which exploits the automatic flight of tethered airfoils (e.g., power kites) to extract energy from wind blowing between 200 and 800 m above the ground. The key points of this technology are described and the design of large scale plants is investigated, in order to show that it has the potential to overcome the limits of the actual wind turbines and to provide large quantities of renewable energy, with competitive cost with respect to fossil sources. Such claims are supported by the results obtained so far in the Kitenergy project, undergoing at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, including numerical simulations, prototype experiments, and wind data analyses.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1109/TEC.2009.2032582
Uncontrolled Keywords: High-altitude wind energy; wind energy; wind power generation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 14:29
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015 14:29
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/2463

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