Kite network would be make things still worse: entanglements, mess. In case of major emergency (gusts, whirlpools, opposite winds) the network would unravel for tens of kilometers to sweep everything in its path by ravaging entire regions.
Farms of single or dual-kites are also not realistic. They would lead to a forest of cables in any directions with giant hammers at their ends being capable of massacring an area well beyond the planned ground area, in the case of for computer or tether failure.
For conventional wind turbines we have a tower and a rotor, whatever its size. For an AWES this should be similar: a tether or several tethers (for the tower) and a single proportional flying member (for the rotor), a giant wing making Low radius loop or a rotor such like the infeasible Dr. Beaujean's airborne wind turbine.