A giant "energy kite" that could help restore power after disasters

Published December 5, 2018


An article on NBC News which reports on a giant “energy kite” that’s flying off the coast of Hawaii interviews John Hall, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Hall said that the kite's lightweight design suggests that it can be transported and used to restore power to regions experiencing outages in the wake of storms or other natural disasters. “With this setup, it can be moved around pretty easily,” he said. “It’s not like you have to get in there and assemble a wind turbine.”



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