Netherlands (TGW) – Researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have tested using kites tethered to a generator as a new source of renewable energy.
The 10 square meter kite generated 10 kilowatts of power, enough to power 10 homes.
A kite generates power by pulling on a string attached to generators on the ground. When it has reached its maximum height, it is reeled back down to repeat the process.
Kite power requires minimal land use and minimal materials, as well as being more efficient than standard wind turbines.
A full scale commercial model would power 100,000 homes
Via :: Inhabitat