If you don’t really have a better way, and if you follow the clues, you’ll at least arrive back at what works. For most wind energy “inventors” the entire adventure amounts to just a roundabout way of learning about wind energy, starting with denial, then slowly, begrudgingly moving toward what works. More stubborn people will never have anything that works at all. Imagine how mystified people can be to figure out, all those problems miraculously solved, an automatic guidance system for their “kites”, requiring nothing but a simple steel tube. In most cases, people are just using the theme of AWE to figure out the status quo. Oh well that’s what commonly happens when people start out thinking their shoot-from-the-hip, bumper-sticker-slogan-level-of-reasoning, should be applied to a mature industry. I remember hearing some PhD explaining in some Ted talk or something how obviously there is a lot of energy spilling through modern wind turbines because of all that empty space between the blades. Stuff that sounds completely logical to newbies is not even close to reality in wind energy. Doesn;t matter how many degrees someone may have, any more than an advanced degree in music will rescue someone who is naturally tone-deaf, if they don’t know, they don;t know. Some people “get it” some never will. It’s not very intuitive, but more like full of surprises.