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.
See our proof-of-concept prototype in action during testing in March of 2012.