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Turbine Technologies for Sustainable Power
The data centers that power the digital age are growing larger and consuming a bigger share of the world's power. Innovative alternative turbine technologies are at the heart of a new wave of energy-efficient data centers.
National certification of small wind turbines is expected to fuel sales because it facilitates rebates and incentives offered to end users.
Altaeros Energies has produced a turbine in a blimp. Using relatively cheap, existing technology, the company has launched a prototype. Aerofoils give the inflatable lift and keep it pointing into the wind. Future versions will soar in the 1,000 to 2,000 foot range and produce a cheap clean energy. But until it's cheap enough to compete with grid sources the company is targeting remote and industrial applications.