Wind energy module: Programme FlygenKite
High Altitude Winds are a huge energy reservoir. These winds are more powerful and consistent than winds approachable to the wind turbine on tower limited by its structure.In 600 meters of altitude capacity factors are X2 greater,and potential power extraction is about X4 higher.
FlygenKite is an Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) allowing ratios power/mass of materials (W/kg) X10 greater,and power density (W/km²) of installation X3 higher.The patented energy module consisted of a stick between the two lines of the kite and carrying one or several turbines. When wind speed is 5 m/s, FlygenKite flies crosswind,its speed is 20 m/s, so the power on the rotor(s) increases by factor of 64. The advantages are a natural stability,flight qualities resulting from the location of the module where from the reliability,management simplified by the easier automated piloting, a total moderate cost, lighter installation and dismantling, a greater choice of offshore sites because of lesser constraints due to the depths.