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Go Fly an Electric Kite

Dutch scientists have demonstrated that flying a 10-square-meter kite tethered to a generator can supply 10 kilowatts of power -- enough electricity for about 10 houses. The researchers, from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, plan to test a 50-kilowatt version as well as construct a system with multiple high-flying kites that could generate 100 megawatts. Read more at PhysOrg.com(1) and watch video at guardian.co.uk(2).

1. http://www.physorg.com/news137388314.html
2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2008/aug/01/electric.kite

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