NASA Wind Energy Airborne Harvesting System Study

Is the Sky the Limit for Wind Power? Add Video

In the future, will wind power tapped by high-flying kites light up New York? A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough energy to meet world demand 100 times over. The researchers found that the regions best suited for harvesting this energy match with population centers in the eastern U.S. and East Asia, but fluctuating wind strength still presents a challenge for exploiting this energy source on a large scale.

Posted by Jonathan Murrow on July 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM 835 Views

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