The turbine has a sophisticated control system where it can perch itself and take off when there is sufficient wind to generate electricity. If there's too much wind, too little wind, or it needs maintenance, the wing can fly itself onto the perch. The perch can be a floating platform, like a buoy, for offshore wind use.
March 28, 2012 3:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Makani Power
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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