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Old 02-03-2017, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wind power kites! Inexpensive materials, safe, repairable, and low tech equipment. Open-source designs and tech sharing

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Old 02-03-2017, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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German company SkySails already has something similar, although very different: kite powered generator in mobile container unit:

http://www.skysails.info/english/pow...l-model-55-kw/


(image courtesy of SkySails, check their pages starting here )

.. too pity no one heard of them since ??2015??
Short demo is here:

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Old 02-04-2017, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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.. too pity no one heard of them since ??2015??
Their main business is kite/sails for ships: http://www.skysails.info/english/
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Yes I know. Pretty cool. I always had a soft spot for sailships and I think their kite is brilliant solution. So sorry they sold how many? Dozen? Wikipedia has nice article with analysis. I wish they were more succesful.

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