Customer Value

 

The Altaeros BAT offers a high capacity, flexible, rapidly deployable power solution for customers facing high or volatile electricity costs. Once our renewable energy solution is deployed, it generates immediate savings by displacing more expensive sources of energy such as diesel fuel used in remote power generators.

The Altaeros BAT is designed for customers in the following sectors:

  • Rural communities
  • Island and arctic communities
  • Mining and Oil & Gas sectors
  • Agriculture sector
  • Entertainment sector
  • Emergency response and disaster relief
  • Military sites
  • Offshore power (in development)

Benefits

High Capacity Power

Operating up to 600 meters, the Altaeros BAT generates over twice the energy of similarly rated tower-mounted wind turbines. The power output from high altitude winds is smooth, consistent, and easy to integrate into existing remote power systems.


Siting and Impact

The Altaeros BAT opens low cost wind energy to sites that have poor ground winds or challenging logistics. The Altaeros BAT also minimizes human and environmental impact when compared to conventional tower-mounted wind turbines.


Automated and Reliable Operations

Autonomous controls optimize energy generation and manage the docking of equipment to protect it during severe weather. The turbine operates continuously with no crew and can be monitored remotely, requiring periodic maintenance checks in line with existing remote equipment.


Low Cost

The Altaeros BAT reduces the second largest cost of wind energy – the installation and transport cost – by up to 90 percent, through a containerized deployment that does not require a tower, crane, or cement foundation. Combined with significant increases in energy output, and flexible deployment options, the BAT is designed to significantly reduce the levelized cost of energy for remote power customers.


Mobility and Rapid Deployment

The Altaeros BAT is shipped in two standard containers and can be installed and producing power in under twenty-four hours. Easy transport, setup, and redeployment offers new mobility that is not feasible with tower-mounted wind turbines.


Additional Revenue from Airborne Services

Much like other tethered aerostats, the Altaeros BAT can lift additional communication, surveillance, and sensory equipment alongside the turbine to provide additional services for remote sites. The BAT provides a line of sight over 60 miles in any direction, offering a powerful platform that fixed towers cannot reach. The addition of payload equipment does not affect the stability or power output of the system.