The makings of a very bad idea...
philmt59 at aol.com
Fri Nov 9 16:51:59 CST 2012
On 9 Nov 2012, at 17:51, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> On 11/9/2012 11:46 AM, Karl W4KRL wrote:
>> How the kite power station works
>> Kites are sent up to 1,500 ft in the air to be caught by strong winds. The kites are connected to cables that are about 2,300 ft long and attached to vehicles equipped with control and measuring technology that pull them around on circuit rails. A generator then converts the kinetic energy of the vehicles into electricity.
> a variation on Benjamin Franklin's original idea ?
Hey, what's not to like? Not only probably cheaper than wind turbines, but also take up more real estate, less reliable, more dangerous!
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