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Wed May 24, 17 4:12 am
Ah! the kite loop. _________________ On NEFGA Forum posted by "Forum Moderators" "This has been recently discussed on two previous threads. Forum moderators feel no further discussion is warranted at this time. Have a nice day! (This thread has been closed)
Yep, there are two major camps in airborne wind power: onboard generation (like Makani), and on-the-ground generation like the one you posted. Both have advantages and disadvantages:
Onboard generation requires you to lift the mass of the generators, always tricky when your trying to keep something in the air, and send power down the tether.
On-the-ground generation requires you to have a winching system of some sort, putting a lot of wear on parts that need to last a long time, and you have to find a way to land your system without power since you don't have any onboard.
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