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Kite based wind power - prototype design

 
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BBC - Kite based electricity generation
 
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I like these new ideas.  His simple design made at home is awesome.  Kinda makes me want to move to the Wyoming planes!
 
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This is a really great idea.  Oddly, with wind power, the expensive part isn't the generator itself, it's actually the tower.  It has to allow for maintenance and quickly gets expensive and/or complicated.  His design removes that structure entirely.  I would love to see more details about the build.
 
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They already use kites to pull electric catamarans so using that mounting point they could also generate electricity when anchored in wind.
 
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