Mile-High Mega Kites Could Pull Giant, Floating Power Plants

March 9th, 2010 · 6:03 pm @   -  2 Comments
Finally my dream job, commercializing two things I'm passionate about, Wind Energy and Kiteboarding. Take a huge oceanic catamaran, stick a hydroelectric turbine underneath it, and hitch it to a 6.5 million-square-foot parafoil flying nearly a mile in the air. That’s a Korean research team’s new proposal for generating gigawatts of clean energy. As the parafoil pulls the boat, seawater would be forced through the turbine, which generates electricity. The 800 megawatts of electricity produced would separate seawater into hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis, and the hydrogen would then be stored on-board the ships. I sure hope that 720,000 meter foil is water relaunchable!!! Read the full story at Wired Science.

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2 Comments → “Mile-High Mega Kites Could Pull Giant, Floating Power Plants”


  1. FL

    7 years ago

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  2. FL

    7 years ago

    My immediet action after reading your post: How to Make Your Network Work for You…… hey, the new role is challenging but i enjoy it so far… even with a strike this week.


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