High-Altitude Wind:

Fast and Consistent

Our analyses show that upper boundary layer wind is typically 1.5 - 3 times faster than at the Earth's surface. This results in approximately double the power density.

To capture this immense power potential, we are developing airborne wind turbines that will operate in this regime.

Our airborne wind turbines operating in the upper boundary layer have a projected capacity factor of 70 - 75%, nearly double that of a conventional wind turbine.


Altitude comparison

Airborne wind turbine altitude comparison
in the upper boundary layer

120 m (400 ft)Global wind speeds

600 m (2,000 ft)Global wind speeds

Global wind speeds

 0.0   3.9   7.8 11.7 15.6 19.4 23.3 27.2 31.1

Average wind speeds in knots at 120 m and 500 m
(1 knot = 1.15 mph)