▲ Floating wind generators planned for 2010 production by Magenn Power would rise nearly twice as high as the largest turbines today but would be about two thirds as wide.

▲ Laddermill wind power system would string C-shaped kites (shown), parasails or flying wings along the upper half of a wire. Each wing would use sensors and actuators for steering and pitch control as it climbed and then descended. The scheme would allow heavy generators to remain on the ground.
▲ Like a spinning blimp, a helium-filled rotor would catch the wind in fabric scoops, turning generators attached to tethers, which would then conduct the electricity to a transformer on the ground.

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