Kites Could Harness Wind To Power The World

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Some experts estimate that the total energy contained in wind is 100 times the amount needed by everyone on the planet. However, most of this energy is at high altitude, far beyond the reaches of any wind turbine.

So it's little wonder that researchers across the world have been working on generating electrical power from kites that can catch these high winds.

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