Tethered Flying Drones
Ampyx Power is featured in The Sustainability Issue by Unmanned Systems.
Ampyx Power Corporation, located in The Netherlands, is working on generating power through tethered drones flying in circles. A prototype flight is planned for 2022.
The idea of using a kite to generate power is not new, and existing companies such as Skysails out of Hamburg, Germany, employ kites on a smaller scale to propel cargo ships, yachts, and fishing vessels. Ampyx Power has set its sights literally higher and foresees drones competing with turbine farms for large-scale power generation.
Article written by: Neesa Sweet
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