In theory, in five year's time, we can generate megawatts in a completely automated kite park

June 12, 2012

"The kite flies higher than other wind turbines, where wind speeds are faster and last longer than at lower altitudes."


"In theory, in five year's time, we can generate megawatts in a completely automated kite park. Just as in current wind farms, a kite park could supply enough electricity year-round to power tens of thousands of homes."


"The German company SkySails makes kites that pull container ships. Five ships are already equipped with kites, which means less work for the motor and less fuel consumption"

 

Robert Vischer, "The Sky's the Limit", Intelligent Optimist, Sept/Oct. 2012

 

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