Airborne wind turbine

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Joby Energy has introduced a pretty incredible concept of a drone flying up in high atmosphere and when reaching the right altitude using the power of those super powerful wind to take a circular spin and transform the wind power in electricity tethered back to the ground. As weird as it may seem it’s actually plausible in the sense that all the technologies required exist, but they are so early stage that it sounds really quite incredible that there would be even close to a working prototype. The only thing I actually believe is that they can actually fly this thing – provided they have a powerful enough radio and the licence to use it !