Makani and flygen system: how to improve it?

by Pierre Benhaïem in Airborne Windenergy Forum · · 1 Reply · View last reply Respond
Pierre Benhaïem
Pierre Benhaïem

https://collegerama.tudelft.nl/Mediasite/Play/1065c6e340d84dc491c15da533ee1a671d Dr. M. Diehl mentions 10 kW for 4 m² at 8 m/s wind speed [Vander Lind 2013] that is a very high value. So propeller conversion seems to be very efficient. The link above gives also a description of a multiple wing system in order to increase the useful swept area. And a multiple wing system can form a rotor. Ideas? 

Pierre Benhaïem
Pierre Benhaïem

A high level of maximization of land and space used can be achievable with it. Please guess how.