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Startup’s amazing new kite can harvest energy from the atmosphere.
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Startup’s amazing new kite can harvest energy from the atmosphere.

Imagine being able to draw energy directly from the sky. To that end, several kite power businesses are working successfully. They claim that there are numerous benefits to the new technology. Ars Technica reports that it is more efficient and also less expensive to make and ship. Florian Bauer, co-CEO and CTO of Kitekraft, a Munich-based business creating a kite power system. He claims that the carbon footprint is likewise considerably less. "Why would someone install a conventional wind turbine if you have all those benefits?" What causes airborne wind? How exactly does the technology known as airborne wind operate? One such business, KiteMill, breaks down the procedure into three steps: 1. Kite, to start An airplane with a unique design made of composite materials is a kite...