Via Altaeros Energies:
Effective, economic power generation for rural communities and remote locations remains a significant challenge. Current solutions focus on diesel power generation or renewable energy, such as wind or solar. Diesel power is expensive, requiring regular refueling and renewable energy is erratic with fluctuations in the wind and guaranteed periods with no sunlight. The mandates of many governments across the globe to provide universal access to electric power mean that global utility companies are striving to deliver economic solutions to remote and rural populations.
Altaeros’ autonomous tethered airborne platforms are designed to lift a lightweight wind turbine up to 600m above ground, where winds are strong and consistent.