Russian engineers have developed an unusual power plant-airship

Russian engineers led by Andrey Kazantsev contributed to the search for new energy sources. The project is called Air HES - an English abbreviation for the hydroelectric power station we are used to.

The main idea of ​​the project is to create an aerial power plant based on an airship soaring high above the Earth. Its main function is to condense clouds into water, collect it, so that it then, descending to the ground through a special hose, rotates the generator and generates electricity.

A prototype has already been created, which is currently undergoing field tests and already collects up to 5 liters of water per hour. The airship is expected to climb to an altitude of 2, 100 meters where moisture-rich cumulus clouds live. Each square meter of a special mesh will condense up to 4 liters of water.

According to the calculations of Russian engineers, the resulting liquid should be enough for the full operation of a small "cloud" hydroelectric power station, which will perform two functions at once - to generate electricity and provide clean drinking water in places where both are in short supply.