AWES whose output drives a carriage around a horizontal ground plane circular rail have a good claim to scaling advantage, as all the heavy equipment is kept on the ground.
The problems associated are the uneven speed and force on the upwind and downwind sides, and the large scale of the ground infrastructure combined with complex controls.
Massimo had a grand course set for kite control to maintain flight and for driving the carriages. Also carriages can be joined around the track to even speed.
Does anyone remember (it’s too early in the morning to research, I’ll edit later) did the Kitegen Carousel plan include any kind of line pumping enhancement mechanism… e.g. Either of
If a carriage was headed upwind on the track the line was let out for height, reeled in on the downwind.
Or vise versa?