Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Go fly a kite!

Wired News had this interesting article today on a windpower turbine that uses kites to generate electricity at high altitudes.

This idea has been explored in the form of "flying electric generators", too: tethered windmills that fly at 15,000 feet or higher.

Kite flying: fun and good for the environment, too!

1 comment:

megan said...

That is an interesting idea. You would also like this one: http://www.playpumps.org/

It's a children's merry-go-round that can pump water. They've been used a lot in Africa. Clean water is pumped into storage tanks, making for a steady supply. Ingenuous!