eWind Solutions

eWind Solutions is developing a novel way to generate wind energy that has the potential to make low cost and readily available energy worldwide. Our technology utilizes wind energy produced by an airborne system that consists of a rigid wing attached to a tether that spins a generator on the ground. The flying craft operates at an average altitude of 100 meters. This higher altitude (of traditional small wind turbines) allows us to access stronger, more reliable winds in more locations. In addition, the aerodynamic forces exerted on the flying craft are harnessed to pull the tether harder, generating more power. By combining the benefits of faster winds at higher altitudes and the extra efficiency of the aerodynamic lift, the eWind system is expected to produce four times more electricity per year than a comparably priced traditional small wind turbine