Google invented this Makani wind kite. And I want one. Because it is super cool.
These unique energy kites create up to 600 kW of power. That would power 600 average homes at once.
While the kite is in the air, it is generating power directly from the kite to a grid below. Electricity is transferred via an anchoring tether. The 26-meter carbon fiber wing (along with the tether) work in tandem with the help of on-board computers equipped with custom flight-controller software.
You gotta see this:
FYI: The word Makani means “wind” in Hawaiian.