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    May 28, 2014 | What if all the energy needed by society existed just a mile or two above our heads? That’s the question raised by researchers in an emerging field known as airborne wind energy, which envisions using devices that might look like parachutes or gliders to capture electricity from the strong, steady winds that blow well above the surface in certain regions.

     

    While logistical challenges and environmental questions remain, scientists at NCAR, the University of Delaware, and the energy firm Garrad Hassan have begun examining where the strongest winds are and how much electricity they might be able to generate.

     

    http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/features/11670/mother-lodes-wind-power

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