Published: 10 September 2015 10 September 2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and the Suhail Bahwan Group (SBG) have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) renewable energy and communication platform.

The Altaeros BAT offers a multi-purpose platform to supply power, telecommunication, and other sensing and security services to remote and off-grid customers. The BAT delivers a consistent power output from a containerised platform that is convenient to ship and install at remote sites. The BAT is composed of a helium-filled shell that lifts a wind turbine to harness stronger and more consistent winds 600 meters (2,000 feet) above ground.

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