Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

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.

Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights
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17 comments

Monica D.
M D.4 years ago

Interesting, thank you. Good on them.

Tsandi Crew
Tsandi Crew4 years ago

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.

Vicky Barman
Past Member 4 years ago

promising technology. thanks for sharing

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana4 years ago

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

Neil A.
Neil A.4 years ago

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

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

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Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

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Jeffrey Eric G.
Jeffrey Eric G.4 years ago

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.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

An idea whose time may have come.

Patty L.
Patty L.4 years ago

great innovator.