Gallery: Makani’s Wing 7 Flying Wind Turbine Can Harness Stronger Winds...

 

The problem with traditional wind turbines is that they aren’t tall enough to reach the stron winds found over 1000 feet above the ground. To remedy that, Makani Power has created a flying wind turbine called the “Wing 7 Aeronautic Power Plant” that can reach heights of 1,500 feet! Spanning eight meters, weighing 130 pounds, and tethered to the ground, the wind turbine can generate 20 kW of energy from 22mph winds.

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