Already a backer of the kite-based turbine designers, Google brings it fully under its wing
When it comes to going green, you know that the folks over at Google do have something good going on there. Sure, search might still be their bread and butter, but for quite some time now, the company has moved [...] Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
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Google's moonshot lab Google X is buying up Makani Power, a startup that makes a kite-like wind power device. It's probably the best place for the long shot, big idea that is high altitude wind.
Google has acquired Makani Power, which makes wind turbines that fly like kites, for its Google X unit, Bloomberg Businessweek reported and Makani confirmed. Google had previously invested directly in the company, which said it "completed the first ever autonomous all-modes flight with our Wing 7 prototype last week."
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