US drone company, eWind solutions, has won funding for its alternative energy drone.
The $600,000 (£470,579) investment has been given to the Oregon-based firm as part of a federal grant.
According to a report by Katu, a local news outlet, the funding will be used to help develop its energy harvesting tethered drone.
The technology’s principle is similar to that of a kite and, connected to the ground, the drone collects energy in the air when the wind speeds are higher.
The company has said its objective is to power 45,000 kilowatts per year, an amount which equates to the power of around five homes per drone.
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