Miles L. Loyd [GMJuly2,
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Data input form: Please place Loyd references and notes in this form; data will post to this page. Editor will clean the page later. tudelft.nl [PDF] Optimal Crosswind Towing and Power Generation with Tethered Kites Paul Williams, Bas Lansdorp, and Wubbo Ockelsá Delft University of Technology, 2600 GB Delft, The Netherlands
Miles L. Loyd
Filed Dec. 11, 1978
Loyd cites in his patent:
|4035658||High power wind turbine with kinetic accumulator||Jul 12, 1977|
|4058979||Energy storage and conversion technique and apparatus||Nov 22, 1977|
|4109465||Wind energy accumulator||Aug 29, 1978|
|4118936||Surge tank for pneumatically operated motors||Oct 10, 1978|
|4251040||Wind driven apparatus for power generation||Feb 17, 1981|
He mentions in his first paragraphs of the patent instruction US Patents
DaveS notes: This from Loyd's classic 1982 paper Crosswind Power-
"For auxiliary power, wind-driven electric generators have been used on kites.
However, for large-scale power production, the weight of generators (& conductors)
on the kite degrades performance, and other means of power transmission to the ground is needed."
This is true without even considering safety/reliability issues. Read the entire paper here-