Makani high wind power
Makani Power, which is funded by Google.org, is developing a system for capturing wind energy at high altitudes. The vision is to put 35-meter-long tethered blades like this one (only the top is visible) only slightly higher than land wind turbines, said CEO Corwin Hardham. Using a "kite" approach provides more area to deploy wind power devices while using less material, he said.
March 4, 2010 11:15 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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