February 4, 2016

Factor Magazine: Power-generating drones to take wind energy to unprecedented heights

Lucy Ingham, journalist at Factor Magazine London, wrote an article about Ampyx Power after her visit to the SkyTech Conference, where founder Richard Ruiterkamp gave a presentation about Airborne Wind technology and Ampyx Power.

Drones are normally associated with high energy consumption and short battery times, but a Netherlands-based company could change all that with the development of power-generating drones.

Designed to generate energy at altitudes current wind turbines cannot operate at, the drones essentially replace the part of a turbine blade that generates 70% of the power, while removing the need for the rest of the turbine. Continue reading