Each drone in a network can power itself and also deliver 50 kW of usable energy (Image: New Wave Energy UK)
Four rotors and wind turbines are included in the design (Image: New Wave Energy UK)
A close up of the model with a flat solar panel for generating solar energy (Image: New Wave Energy UK)
A model of a high altitude aerial power plant that harvests both solar and wind energy and beams it wirelessly to the ground. (Image: New Wave Energy UK)
Harvesting power from the wind and the sun is nothing new. We've seen flying wind turbines and solar power plants that aim to provide clean renewable energy. UK-based New Wave Energy has a bolder idea in the works. The company plans to build the first high altitude aerial power plant, using networks of unmanned drones that can harvest energy from multiple sources and transmit it wirelessly to receiving stations on the ground.
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