A Field Test for Kite-based Wind Power

WindLift, a North Carolina start-up, uses kite-surfing kites for mobile power generation

WindLift, a start-up located in Durham, North Carolina, is working on a way to supplement mobile diesel generators in places where the fuel is especially costly. But there's no turbine here. Rather, the company's "airborne wind energy" system taps higher-altitude breezes using a large kite.