The hottest UAV can also generate wind power

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Can unmanned aerial vehicles also generate wind power

unmanned aerial vehicles are used more and more widely. Aerial photography, detection and transportation are omnipotent, but using unmanned aerial vehicles to generate electricity, I'm afraid you can't think of it

power generation needs a power source, and UAV itself needs electricity. How can it be used to generate electricity? Swiss company twingtec has done this. They created a UAV called twin, and then flew it into the air like a kite, allowing the UAV to capture the wind and generate wind power

the wind power we saw before is like this:

and the wind power of twingtec company is like this:

this UAV flies into the air like a kite, and is connected to the ground through a rope, which can fly to an altitude of 300 meters. A higher height means stronger wind power. A height of 300 meters can make the UAV get stronger wind power

using UAV technology means that they do not need to be controlled by operators, thus saving manpower. These UAVs can complete vertical take-off and landing and land safely under all wind conditions

when the wind blows, its tethered wings will automatically start from the ground station, using small propellers to provide lift to the wings and control the aircraft in the air

twingtec's UAV system can capture strong and stable wind at high altitude, and can also capture small wind at a location close to the ground

when the UAV reaches its working height, the engine will shut down. No one has the opportunity to dance at high altitude (figure-8), or automatically move up and down, and drive the generator to generate electricity by converting the machine energy of the UAV into electrical energy. Once the tether reaches its maximum length, the UAV will glide in the air. To prove this, repeat the process

the ground station will be equipped with tt100 system. Tt100 is a very compact and containerized mobile wind energy system. The average output power of each system can reach 100 kW, and multiple UAVs can be deployed together to create a mobile wind farm

because these systems can be assembled in one container, the whole system and UAV are very convenient to transport

in addition, since twingtec's UAV does not need towers and foundations, it uses less materials than the standard 100 kW wind turbine and can be easily installed

therefore, in areas that are difficult to be covered by electricity, these autonomous and easy to deploy tt100 can be used to provide uninterrupted power

the original idea of twingtec is to serve those remote and underdeveloped areas that cannot be covered by electricity. At present, diesel generators are still used as the main means of power generation in these areas

in this way, it can not only help these isolated areas to achieve power coverage, but also reduce environmental pollution through the use of green energy

in addition, these drones can provide electricity to areas suffering from natural disasters

in addition, unmanned aerial vehicles can also be used to generate wind power at sea. After commercialization, this method is cheaper than the current mainstream form of offshore wind power, because it uses less materials

according to Bloomberg new energy finance data, the towers and foundations required by traditional wind turbines will account for about 30% of the funds required for offshore equipment. Entering the waters farther away from the coast can compare the performance measured by different materials, and these costs will increase, although these areas have more wind energy, which can balance these expenses

although this technology is still in its early stage, it is not just a brain opening project, and its business prospects are also promising. Udo Zillmann, the head of the aviation wind energy industry, believes that UAVs have great power generation potential, because UAVs can fly higher and are more free than windmills. Within the scope of their free activities, they can fly wherever the wind is strong

according to him, the test results at eon (Europe's largest private energy company) may bring a sharp drop in cost. The results show that the utilization rate of this way of power generation reaches 70%, while the utilization rate of offshore wind turbine units is less than 50%. The ultimate goal is to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy by half

The spokesman of EON company believes that this industry will take off in 2020. Markus Nitschke, a spokesman for the company, said that they would be one of the earliest adopters of this technology. At present, eon is cooperating with ampyx power, a Dutch company. Ampyx is committed to developing the air wind energy system installed after the newly purchased traction machine, which is similar to what twingtec has done

eon will set up a demonstration site of UAV wind energy in Northwest Ireland. Ampyx will conduct current experiments here and test the next generation of machines. Ampyx hopes that this generation of machines can be commercialized. Then, in a few years, will people in remote areas use the wind power provided by drones? Will there be a huge group of unmanned aerial vehicles on the vast sea for wind power generation? We quietly look forward to this day

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