Kites are common during clear and windy days but aside from recreation, kites may have opportunities in the world of energy harnessing. And Swiss company TwingTec may have just that with these energy-harvesting kites, solutions which use the power of the wind to collect energy while up in the air.
The kites were designed to resemble vintage box kites similar to that of the Wright Brothers and are connected to a ground station. With that setup, the kite collects wind power while left up in the sky as the collected energy is stored onto the ground station through the aid of tension lines.
While the kite is not 100% perfect, TwingTec is ironing out the said kinks. Whatever the case may be, you have to agree that the whole idea is another step in the right direction as far as energy harvesting is concerned.