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The energy in winds miles above us is sufficient to provide all the world's energy needs.
Sky WindPower Corporation asserts that, after full development of the technology, this energy can be captured with Flying Electric Generators at two cents per kilowatt hour or less. This is less than the cost of producing electricity using fossil fuels or nuclear fission, if all costs are taken into account. FEGs are tethered rotorcraft.
The Laddermill is another method of capturing high altitude wind energy consisting of ascending and descending kites. This method is being considered at Delft University in the Netherlands.
Both enterprises' websites may be accessed in searches by their names.
The most common other approach suggested is to use blimps to support or house wind turbines. However, web searches as of this writing bring up no websites of organizations pursuing this approach.
Originally posted by turbosciencewig
Seems to me an organized sky lanturn conspiracy would be hard to pull off.