BOSTON--This could be a replacement for dirty diesel generators. It's a scaled-down model of an inflatable wind turbine from Altaeros Technologies, shown at the MIT Energy Conference held over the weekend here. The idea is to have an inflatable shroud around a 100-kilowatt turbine blade and lift the turbine to higher than 600 feet to capture stronger winds. The company intends to market the device for off-grid applications, such as the military or other remote spots.
March 7, 2011 9:25 AM PST
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