Flying turbine taps stronger winds at high altitude

06/12/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Lightweight, low-cost wind turbines designed to be flown like kites hold the potential to be significantly more efficient than their ground-based counterparts, according to this article. Startup company Makani Power says its lightweight Airborne Wind Turbine takes advantage of stronger and more consistent winds at higher altitudes while eliminating many of the costs associated with giant ground turbines built on massive towers.

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