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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rsHUALU--Wc

    35-foot-wide Airborne Wind Turbine to be exact.

    This is made by a bunch of smart people from MIT. It produces more than twice as much as the current towers.

    What do you all think? Bigger step in the right direction or just a huge aviation hazard?
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    The problem with wind turbines isn't capacity. Its capacity factor.
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    if you think about it.

    a home based 'kite' style turbine could be a cool business model.


    probably have to go to china to get the funding....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadpiratejaymo View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rsHUALU--Wc

    35-foot-wide Airborne Wind Turbine to be exact.

    This is made by a bunch of smart people from MIT. It produces more than twice as much as the current towers.

    What do you all think? Bigger step in the right direction or just a huge aviation hazard?
    This is really cool.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margot View Post
    This is really cool.............
    Yes! I've been looking at this stuff too. Joby, Magenn, Makani all have developed uniquely different concepts to harness high altitude wind energy. The real breakthrough compared to conventional tower wind-turbines is that wind gusts up high are much more powerful and more sustained.

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