“The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.”   Such were the sentiments of singer Bob Dylan in the 1960’s, and they are being echoed today, albeit in a somewhat different manner, by Australian engineer Bryan Roberts.  Roberts, you see, has developed plans to build a novel wind power station in the sky — a cluster of flying windmills soaring 15,000 feet in the air.   At this high altitude, winds are strong and consistent, unlike down on earth, and just 600 of these flying windmills can supply more than three times the power of a conventional nuclear power plant.  With FAA approval already granted, the only thing that doesn’t remain a breeze for Robert’s wind power idea is the three million dollars needed to get it, quite literally, off the ground.

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