Renewable firm plans kite power station



A renewable energy firm plans to create one of the world’s first kite power stations in Scotland. Kite Power Solutions said the new power station at the Ministry of Defence’s West Freugh range in Stranraer, will be in operation by March 2017.
The firm claims kite power will halve the cost of offshore wind energy, dispensing with the need for government ­subsidies.
The station produces power via a pair of kites up to 70 metre square attached to two spool drums connected to electricity turbines. As one kite rises up to a height of 750m, it pulls a tether and then flies in a figure of eight... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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