Innovative Power: Makani
"Few things can possibly be cooler than flying wind turbines", says Keller of the nimble, SF-made beasts you'll soon be seeing up in the skies over the Bay, thanks to Makani being snatched up by a suddenly IRL-focused Google. The deal: wind farms are ugly, and the air higher up moves faster anyway. These things "take off like a helicopter, fly like a kite, and add power into the grid", coalescing into "flying wind farms that could fundamentally change how we harvest wind energy". If you're still, like, "what?", watch these vids.