jakestangel
jakestangel:

Setting up/building Makani Power’s Airborne Wind Turbine, which 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 and above deep waters offshore — resources that are currently untapped. Our goal is the utility-scale deployment of airborne turbines in offshore wind farms.”
Shot for Scientific American.

so excited for this.

jakestangel:

Setting up/building Makani Power’s Airborne Wind Turbine, which 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 and above deep waters offshore — resources that are currently untapped. Our goal is the utility-scale deployment of airborne turbines in offshore wind farms.”

Shot for Scientific American.

so excited for this.

watershedplus

watershedplus:

Found in San Francisco Bay, these salt evaporation ponds are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salt from sea water and other brines. Water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows salt to be harvested. The bright colours of the ponds, ranging from bright green to magenta, are a result of microorganisms that thrive as the salinity levels increase.

Read more at amusingplanet.com via Ice Water blog