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A kite-like wind turbine (airborne wind energy)

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As I have blogged quite a bit about my kiting hobby, I wanted to share this video in the off-season (don’t have the $$$ for snow kiting):

This KQED news story is about new prototypes for airborne wind turbine technology, which should be able to utilize more consistent winds at higher altitudes. The primary examples featured are very kite-like, and I think that’s exciting as this is an entirely new application, at least at this level. (Kites have been used historically for aerial photography, weather forecasting, and other applications that have now been largely replaced by aeronautics, i.e., airplanes.)

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