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Comment Re:Reinventing the wheel, and getting $$$ for it (Score 5, Informative) 251

The difference between conventional sails and the kite (from the article) - the wind 1000 feet up is going to be stronger than the wind at the surface. Also, with this technology, it looks like it is easier to retrofit the existing fleet of ships with a sail than to add a conventional sail.

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