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Behold the future of clean power for the world! Behold the future of clean power for the world!
Image by Ben Shepard courtesy Sky WindPower Kite-like turbines like these depicted in illustration could generate electricity from strong high-altitude winds.

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a high-altitude wind turbine!

 
I love ingenuity. Especially some around the subject of energy. Well, Carnegie Institution for Science and California State University have done just that by identifying New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds using kite-like turbines. Tethered to the earth, these turbine systems would fly near the jet streams, approximately 30,000 feet above the earth, and send back over 10 times the amount of power than conventional land turbines provide. This just might be the future of power. This technology would leave the landscape untouched while providing clean power from a virtually endless source—the wind. Learn more about these fresh ideas at ciw.edu and skywindpower.com.


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High Flying Wind Turbines

06/26/2009 02:40 PM 697295a

But what about the planes that fly up there too? I hope they don't get so many around an airport that we have an entanglement of turbine lines.

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