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Kites Produce More Energy than Windturbines

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posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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I found this to be extremely interesting. I am an alternative power buff and this really caught my eye.

I was amazed to see how much power could be generated with a kite, but I don't see how they could sustain this with just ripstop nylon.



[edit on 26-8-2008 by Realtruth]




posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 09:11 PM
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Cool, you got the link for this?
It is the force on the string making the power, I cant quite work it out?



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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Thats some awsome work!

I wonder if it works from the up and down motion that wind currents produce.



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 01:31 AM
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this is amazing, i wish i thought of this before! best of all, its very simple

thanks for the post



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 06:17 AM
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so how exactly does it generate electricity?



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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www.wired.com...


Here's how it works: When wind hits the KiteGen, kites spring from funnels at the ends of poles. For each kite, winches release a pair of high-resistance cables to control direction and angle. The kites are not your Saturday-afternoon park variety but similar to those used for kite surfing -- light and ultra-resistant, capable of reaching an altitude of 2,000 meters.

KiteGen's core is set in motion by the twirl of the kites; the rotation activates large alternators producing current. A control system on autopilot optimizes the flight pattern to maximize the juice produced as it sails on night and day. A radar system can redirect kites within seconds in case of any interference: oncoming helicopters, for example. Or small planes or even single birds.



posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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wow free energy and no polliton we should send this to t. boone pickings he is for windmills but this may be a better option. my .02



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