Kites: More than a Child's Toy

Did you ever imagine a kite, the toy you played with as a child, might be a source of energy? My memory of a kite as a child was trying to get the kite to remain in the air for at least 30 seconds before it came crashing to the ground.

Some experts estimate that the total wind energy available for harvest is significantly greater than the current amount of energy required by everyone in the world. The number becomes much greater if you include high altitude wind energy, which is far beyond the reach of wind turbines, which have a reach of about 300 feet. The higher reach, the more wind that is present, which means more power. Researchers are looking at ways to trap this wind energy.

How about kites as a way to capture this energy? Researchers are working on creating kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy. Nothing definitive yet, but a fascinating — and hopeful — idea.

Learn more by checking out this video.

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