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electric energy from floating baloons





fuzzkaizer
here they present a nice project to gain solar energy with some baloons or even blimps covered with solar panels. one would need to attatch them quite well to the earth and they would have to be taken down in case of stronger winds, but at least they would easily offer a source of electric energy in regions remote and cut from the electric net.
a picture and a link to the site:
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040260/this-floating-solar-balloon-can-power-remote-villages-from-above?partner=rss
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SonLight
Very interesting idea. These would probably be way too expensive for regular use, but the idea of providing at least some power quickly at refugee camps is a great one. Even if they are considered more expensive per kilowatt hour than diesels, they should be much lighter and therefore can be deployed earlier.

Because they could not be used in high wind, you would probably want to supplement them with at least some diesel units even if the blimps/balloons provided the majority of the power used.
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