02 Jul '14, 7am

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The balloon, filled with helium, lifts the turbine placed in its centre to about 600 metres. The structure is held in place by three tethers, one of which is electro-mechanical and used to transfer the power from the turbine to the ground station. The turbine itself is a lot like the big horizontal axis turbines we’re used seeing to on towers, with the key difference is that it’s much lighter.

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/newsdesk/energy/analysis/win...

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