MIT continues to uphold its legendary name for creative thinkers with the Altaeros Energies company that has been able to develop a prototype of a blimp-like structure that can create high altitude power referred to as the Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT).
It is ten meters in diameter and floats thanks to helium. The idea is that winds are stronger the higher one travels and this model was sent up to 100 meters high and generates nearly two times more power from up there. This invention is an innovative way to use open space for energy. The Airborne Wind Turbines will be able to travel across skies, not having to take up land area that could be useful for other purposes. The future looks brighter and the skies will be filled with more than gas-guzzling planes.