Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wind Energy Captured Through Kites

According to the Guardian, "Scientists from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands harnessed energy from the wind by flying a 10-sq metre kite tethered to a generator, producing 10 kilowatts of power."

The "Laddermill" uses kiteplanes and it is believed it has the potential to generate up to 100MW of energy (enough to power up to 100,000 homes). Scientists hope the project will lead to a radical change in wind energy.

Video courtesy of The Guardian.

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