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TwingTec Kites Harvest High-Altitude Winds

TwingTec Kites Harvest High-Altitude Winds

When thinking about wind power as a viable clean energy source, most of us are familiar with the traditional propeller-type wind turbines that sit atop tall masts, but there are other up-and-coming wind technologies that could eventually bear fruit, such as using large kites to harvest wind energy. Google thinks Makani Power’s high-altitude kite power system is worth investing in, and just recently another startup, Twingtec, got a little boost by receiving some funding from┬áVenture Kick to further pursue its version of the technology. Twingtec, a Swiss-based project, is developing a different type of tethered wing system to generate electricity… read more