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Want to save fuel? Go fly a kite FEATURE 04/18/2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Want to save fuel? Go fly a kite

FEATURE

04/18/2011
THE NORTH SEA — The blue-hulled vessel would slip by unnoticed on most seas if not for the white kite, high above her prow, towing her to what its creators hope will be a bright, wind-efficient future.

The enormous kite, which looks like a paraglider, works in tandem with the ship’s engines, cutting back on fuel consumption, costs, and carbon footprint.

“Using kites you can harness more energy than with any other type of wind-powered equipment,” said German inventor Stephan Wrage, whose company SkySails is looking for lift-off on the back of worldwide efforts to boost renewable energy..... MORE

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