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1. (WO2014204549) METHOD FOR AIRBORNE KINETIC ENERGY CONVERSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/204549    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/032510
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 02 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B64C 39/02
B64D 41/00
G05D 1/00
B64D 27/24
G05D 1/10
Applicants: SUNLIGHT PHOTONICS INC.
Inventors: FROLOV, Sergey V.
CYRUS, Michael
BRUCE, Allan J.
Title: METHOD FOR AIRBORNE KINETIC ENERGY CONVERSION
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus to harvest renewable energy are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method to harvest renewable energy includes providing an aircraft suitable for untethered flight in an open airspace and an airborne kinetic energy conversion system attached to the airframe, the airborne kinetic energy conversion system comprising a turbine, a generator connected to the turbine, and electrical storage means connected to the generator; flying the aircraft; gaining excess kinetic energy; and converting excess kinetic energy into electricity using the kinetic energy conversion system.