I agree that the aviation industry and regulators would be out to kill the spread of these devices. On the other hand, there are large wind turbine farms off the coast of Europe, that I figure would be a major hazard to ships and watercraft.
I guess it's all a matter of power politics. Today's trend is to the very best policians that money can buy. Wind turbines weren't getting far until the big money stepped in.
That's an interesting application of the technology, Trenth, but I am not exactly sure if I agree with you. Although the fact that there probably wouldn't be a lot of air traffic around in these locations and the fact that they are very remote make them a good option for deployment of this turbine, I wonder whether the infrastructure of those ships could support it? Perhaps military ships but I am not sure about cargo.
I think what people need to remember here is that the founder of the company does have aeronautical experience at SpaceX. I am sure what he learned there will go a long way to making this concept work.
Thanks for your comment beentheredonethat. There will be a lot more details about the wind turbine available after the test in Alaska, so stay tuned for more stories. I'm sure also you might find more information on the company's website.
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