Wind power is a proven and clean source of energy. But because large installations are needed to extract them, it is unsuitable for many regions. The Swiss company TwingTec AG wants to solve this problem in an innovative way and is lifting the wind power plant into the air.
They have developed a mobile wind turbine and are bringing wind energy to areas without a grid connection. You want to reduce diesel consumption, environmental impact and costs. Building on this, TwingTec with its large wind farms will make a relevant contribution to global energy supply in the future.
They developed a special drone called "Twing" (abbreviation for "Tethered Wind", which means "tied wing"). The Twing is attached to a rope on a winch. It flies similar to a kite driven by the wind cyclical orbits. The large rope forces are then converted into electrical energy by a generator in the winch on the ground. Exclusively for take-off and landing there are three rotors in the wing that make the Twing float.
By using the strong and reliable winds at a height of several hundred meters, the energy production is maximized and thus a better economic efficiency is achieved.
Compared to a wind turbine or a PV system with the same output, TwingPower is massively more compact with minimal material consumption.
TwingPower requires neither a tower nor a foundation and can be integrated into a container. This allows TwingPower to be transported cost-effectively and quickly installed on site without a crane.
Thanks to its specific advantages, TwingPower can use wind energy where wind turbines are not economically viable today.