Wind takes center stage this week as it generates power, creates audio art, whips your hair on a quad motorcycle and whistles over the fastest car in the world.
Above: Generating electricity in remote areas is about to get a littler easier. Swiss-based TwingTec has designed a high-flying wind turbine named TT100 that soars to 1000 feet high and then flips around to become a kite. In kite mode, it does a figure eight, pulling on its tether. The kinetic energy on the tether turns a generator in the shipping container, which produces 100kW of electricity.
TwingTec says their system is easy to ship anywhere in the world and can be deployed quickly for communities living off the grid, work sites located far from power or in the aftermath of disasters that have obliterated power infrastructure.