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4 March 2019

We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February. 15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the […]

12 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments. After five years of development at X and more than a decade of development in total, Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to expand […]

8 August 2013 Business & Finance

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, has released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector during the second quarter of 2013. Wind venture capital (VC) funding picked up significantly this quarter amounting to $210 million with the help of some large deals […]

24 May 2013 R&D, Technology

On May 3rd, 2012, Makani drafted specifications for a ground station from which its 30 kW airborne wind turbine could be deployed. On May 9th, 2013, after a year of mechanical design, fabrication and testing, the team completed the first-ever fully autonomous flight of a kite power system. The airborne wind turbine eliminates 90% of […]

24 May 2013 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Makani Power recently announced that it is being acquired by Google. The Makani Airborne Wind Turbine is a tethered wing that generates power by flying in large circles where the wind is stronger and more consistent. It eliminates 90% of the material used in conventional wind turbines, and can access winds both at higher altitudes […]

29 July 2011 R&D, Technology

Wind turbines are getting really big -- some with blades as long as a football field -- and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than the first generation of wind power machines built in the 1980s. But scientists are also studying how to harness the wind in different ways that could help allay […]