Sunday, December 11, 2016

Kite Power!

Avery Thompson at Popular Mechanics has the information on a new kind of wind generator that uses kites instead of turbines. I guess that should take care of President Trump's concerns about birds being slaughtered by turbine blades.
The kite is attached to the ground-based turbines with a tether, and when the wind forces the kite to rise, the tether spins the turbine to generate electricity. By using a system with two kites, in which one rises as the other falls, power can be generated continuously.

Link:  Scotland Will Soon Be Running on Kite Power

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