It is an exciting time to be part of the renewable energy sector. Times are changing and fast.
For example, In the wind energy sector, there's a strong possibility that we are moving towards exploiting stronger winds at higher altitudes. This is prompted by the promise of greater wind velocity, higher power density and as a result better equations when it comes to the all important cost benefit analysis.
This will require some eye catching innovations and among the possible options to exploit this resource there are small, light, turbines lifted by balloons, copters and planes attached to tethers and even kites!
A new kite power station has recently been given the go ahead near Stranrear and offers the prospect of an exciting new way to harness the power of the wind.
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