A Presentation By JoeBen Bevirt
Low Cost Electricity from Airborne Wind Turbines:
Among renewable energy options, conventional wind energy is indisputably the most abundant, clean, and cost-effective. However, conventional wind turbines are limited by the availability of near-surface wind. Conventional wind turbines located at very good wind sites achieve 35% capacity. Joby Energy is developing airborne wind turbines (AWT) that harness the power of high-altitude wind. Our AWTs operating in higher altitudes, have a projected capacity factor of 70%, double that of a similarly rated conventional wind turbine, thus resulting in considerably lower energy costs.
Can Personal Electric Aircraft Transform Your Commute?
Joby Aviation is developing a compact electric personal aircraft designed for efficient high speed flights over short distances. Electric propulsion enables our prototype to take off and land vertically like a helicopter while retaining the efficiency of an airplane. Can safe and quiet electric aircraft transform the way we commute?
Thursday Evening, Feb. 03, 2011 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Avatar Hotel, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
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Event is free but donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of refreshments and venue cost.
About The Presenter
JoeBen Bevirt is an inveterate entrepreneur born with a passion for engineering that has driven the formation of four successful companies over the past 10 years. JoeBen turned his focus to renewable energy and in 2008, founded Joby Energy Inc. to develop groundbreaking airborne wind turbines to harness the abundant power of high-altitude wind. Airborne wind turbines generate electricity at prices that promise to transform the way we power the planet. In 2009, leveraging the control systems and electric propulsion systems developed at Joby Energy, JoeBen founded Joby Aviation to revolutionize how we commute. Joby Aviation is developing a compact electric personal aircraft designed for efficient high speed flights. JoeBen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. JoeBen holds 12 U.S. patents.