From the Forums: Go Fly a Kite!
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jsawvel has an idea:
The idea is to attach giant manuverable kits to a rail and then fly the kites up and down the rail at a high altitude of say 1000 feet or more...The energy would be generated from the pulling motion of the kite...The main advantage of using a kite along a rail is that the energy is instantly transported to the ground without any heavy expensive mechanics in the air. There are already giant kites being used to pull cargo ships. And these kites have been shown to reduce fuel expenses by up to 30%!
What do you think- is this the wave of the future? Join the conversation.