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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Spring 2009 Seminar Series
Presents
High­altitude Wind Generators for Renewable Energy
Cheaper than Oil
Mario Milanese
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica
Politecnico di Torino
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:00 - 4:00pm ESB 2001
Abstract:
The talk presents the innovative technology of high-altitude wind power generation, indicated as
KiteGen, which exploits the automatic flight of thethered airfoils (e.g. power kites) to extract energy
from wind blowing between 200 and 800 meters above the ground. The key points of such technology
are described and the design of large scale plants is investigated, in order to show that it has the
potential to overcome the limits of the actual wind turbines and to provide large quantities of renewable
energy, woth competitive cost with respect to fossil sources. Such claims are supported by the results
obtained so far in the KiteGen project, undergoing at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, including numerical
simulations, prototype experiments and wind data analyses.
About the Speaker:

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics