As Wubbo suggested, make any kind of AWES you want, even if its not most economic.
1m diameter rotors are pretty small and the blades should be hinged for decent autogyro performance. Surface based HAWTs are not a high standard of shaft efficiency, but fortunately their heavy drive shafts are very short and sit on towers.
Power kites are ahead of STs in turning a generator. Compare Doug’s best effort with SkySails’ proven 100kW land unit, and 200kW unit upcoming. This is more real than ST progress.
Vestas engineers are the great HAWT engineers of our time, but only with tower-based turbines. No, Doug cannot advise anyone how to scale up an ST economically; he is no aerospace expert. Where is his large shaft? He has not developed it. Go ahead and take Doug’s advice, and I will follow Payne and the ship-kite power-kite, like Wubbo suggests we all do, to each of us follow our dreams.
Good luck following Doug’s advice. AWEurope should fund you.