Monday, August 11, 2008

Let's go fly a kite

An, interesting, and potentially exciting notion.

High-Flying Kites Could Produce Enough Energy for a City

However, I have to pose them a question, beyond the safety issue (what goes up...):

What's not to like?

However, I have to wonder about the reliability factors.

Like Charlie Brown, my efforts at getting a kite up, staying up and back down (if it got too gusty) have never been that successful. And certain involved a lot of kidpower on the ground.

So if (as it surely might) the wind drops, what is the proposed procedure to get the generating mechanism back up again?

Greenbang - Kite power takes flight


Dave said...

Can you check the url link? It doesn't work at the mo.

Peter said...

Whoops, sorry. Ta 4 the heads up.

Blogger has a funny habit every so often of 'adding' stuff when one posts a link, and if I don't notice it gets corrupted.

The other is sticking a link in the headline.