The Future of Wind Power?—Kite Power Systems

Can flying kites really save the world? A Real Engineering video describes an effort by the Kite Power Systems company to harness wind energy using kites. It shows how the kites overcome the disadvantages of wind turbines.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups look up other renewable energy sources and share with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the statistics provided in the video focuses on the United Kingdom
  • References a previous video in the series
Pros

  • Explanations help make the concept clear
  • On-site reporting makes the topic interesting
Cons

  • None