14 Aug '16, 5am

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Kite power has long been discussed as the next step in the evolution of wind power, and KiteGen’s radical new kite power concept could be one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to address the world’s energy needs. The system uses high altitude, large-winged kites which the company claims can generate gigawatts of affordable, clean energy. KiteGen’s concept utilizes high altitude winds for a virtually endless and almost universally available energy source. Their large-winged kites are controlled by a high-tech control system , based on avionic sensors, that fly at high altitude to harvest the energy of powerful winds. Once the wind is harnessed, KiteGen’s electric generation plants are able to create energy at costs lower than fossil fuel generation plants. In fact, the energy created is so high that KiteGen say their technology is in the “GigaWatt class”. The company ...

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