Solar Energy – The Only True Source of Power

Author’s note:
It is beyond the scope and space available in this blog to fully explain how important solar energy has always been.  For this reason, much of the information here is meant to be a LINK to other information, and is connected to it through hyperlinks to other web pages.  To better understand how important solar energy is, it is strongly advised that you click on some or all of these links.  Each one will open a new window, so you will be able to return easily to this article, and continue along the train of thought it offers.  — Roger

Deep field image of many galaxies. Courtesy of NASA

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Wind Power Generated From Kites

Wind power from kites

Wind Power From Kites

The world over, experiments are under way to generate wind power from kites.  Wind power from kites or other objects suspended in air are not new, but have been mostly ignored for decades.  The first U.S. patent for such a device was filed in 1966, and similar patents in the States were filed throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.  But these precursors to wind power generators such as KiteGen were simple affairs that generated small amounts of power.  Today, prompted by climate change and the need for cheap, clean electricity, they can generate upwards of 10 Megawatts per kite, with larger wind power kite farms projected to generate 100 Megawatts or more.  In fact, current projects claim that a single farm, or array of wind power kites, could generate the same electrical output as a Nuclear power plant.

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