The Altaeros Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) leverages proven aerospace technology to lift a wind turbine into the strong, consistent winds beyond the reach of traditional towers.
The completely automated, rapidly deployable system can safely and effectively bring wind power to remote sites that use expensive fossil fuel electricity today.
By harnessing stronger winds, and eliminating the logistical challenges of installing traditional renewables in remote areas, the Altaeros BAT drastically reduces the cost of energy in remote communities and at remote industrial sites.
Altaeros was founded in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the mission of deploying the world’s first commercial airborne wind turbine.
Altaeros Energies releases a new video - Introducing the Altaeros BAT: The Next Generation of Wind Power.
News and Recent Events
8.2015 Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies Raises Funding from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Suhail Bahwan Group
12.2014 SoftBank Invests in Altaeros Energies’ Buoyant Airborne Technology
7.2014 Wired UK, The floating wind turbine that thinks it's a blimp
06.2014 CNN, The CNN 10 Inventions
5.2014 CNN, Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine
4.2014 Wired UK, Giant inflatable wind turbine to soar to 300 metres
03.2014 New York Times, 'Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price'
12.2013 Cleantech Group, ‘High Altitude Wind Power: A Race to the Top’
11.2013 GeoBeats News, ‘Floating Turbines Coming to Alaska’