How kites and flags may harvest wind power

By Michelle Froese Wind energy is on track to overtake hydropower in electrical generation this year in the U.S. This is good news, though it may have done so sooner if costs allowed. That’s not to say wind is cost-prohibitive. In fact, the opposite is true.
In late 2016, energy developer Makani first tested and generated electricity with an energy kite designed to produce up to 600 kilowatts. Watch a video here. It was recently acquired by multi-national conglomerate, Alphabet.
Wind-generated energy has become one of the most economical sources of renewable energy in the country. The cost of wind has fallen by nearly 70%

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