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“a price tag — one that can easily be beaten by certain unconventional wind generators, such as kites and flags.”
This has yet to be proven. Especially for the flags, which have only been generating micro-watts.
“This “turbine” without a tower and blades is substantially less costly to transport, build, and maintain.”
This is a yet unproven claim by makani.
“It may also benefit from higher altitude wind”
The benefits of higher altitude winds are undisputed.
“Kite energy” and AWES are often used interchangeably, but certainly kite energy systems are airborne wind energy systems.
“[…] it’s unlikely such unconventional turbine designs will take over the typical tower and blade wind-power landscape […]”
This stands in contrast to your previous claim of them being cheaper in construction and maintenance.