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Audacious kite powered electricity generation

by Mel Starrs on April 2, 2009

in Renewables

Thanks to whoever alerted me to this great, short TED video. The goal is to harness wind power at 1,000 – 15,000m in the troposhere (much above where wind turbines currently operate). Which reminds me, I must dig out the flexifoil now the evenings are brighter…

Saul Griffith: Inventing a super-kite to tap the energy of high-altitude wind

  • http://www.designitout.blogspot.com Alex Morris

    Bizarrely enough I think this featured on one of James May’s TV programs – something about future technology solving global warming

  • http://www.designitout.blogspot.com Alex Morris

    Bizarrely enough I think this featured on one of James May’s TV programs – something about future technology solving global warming