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2019-10-01. This kite could harness more of the world's wind energy.

posted Oct 9, 2019, 11:16 AM by Alan Gould
By Ahiza Garcia, CNN Business. [https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/01/tech/makani-wind-energy-kites-electricity-mission-ahead/index.html] For GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: California-based Makani -- which is owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet -- is using power from the strongest winds found out in the middle of the ocean, typically in spots where it's a challenge to install traditional wind turbines. Makani hopes to create electricity to power communities across the world. Despite a growing number of wind farms in the United States and the potential of this energy source, only 6% of the world's electricity comes from wind due to the the difficulty of setting up and maintaining turbines, according to the World Wind Energy Association....