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Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights
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California-based start up Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies. The company is developing kite technology they say harnesses wind power far more efficiently and at half the cost of current wind turbines in use today.

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12:19AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Interesting, thank you. Good on them.

8:56AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

If you have more than one such kite flying, however, you have to have a way to keep them from flying into each other...you really can't have a field of kites like you ave a field of windmills. A problem to solve, not one to stop the progress of the kites.

7:39AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

promising technology. thanks for sharing

10:59PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Very promising technology. Hope some venture capitalist funds this project and soon this becomes famous across the globe

12:19PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

I may well try it out with a keen aeronautical engineer friend.

9:03AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

ty

9:01AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

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6:02AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

You still need a way to store the energy for use when it is needed. Turbines are so variable, they need conventional backup to stabilize the output to the extent needed for the grid. This flying turbine will need the same backup. I hope they are working on a battery that can do the job, otherwise, we will need additional gas fires electric generators wherever they fly.

8:54PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

An idea whose time may have come.

6:20PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

great innovator.

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