Tethered Wind Systems for the Generation of Electricity

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G. Riegler, W. Riedler

Institute for Applied Systems Technology, Research Center Graz, A-8010 Graz, Austria

J. Sol. Energy Eng 106(2), 177-181 (May 01, 1984) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267576 History: Received January 10, 1983; Online November 11, 2009


This report, based on the findings of an Austrian feasibility study, describes balloon-borne tethered wind systems. Latest results and the components of the system are discussed and an outline of the available energy potential is compiled. An overview of economic possibilities is also given.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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