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Get Electricity: Go Fly A Kite

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  Maybe you've seen those small wind turbines mounted close to the ground in rural areas.  

  And maybe you've noticed that they don't seem to turn terribly fast, even in windy conditions.  That's true, because the faster winds are higher up. So go fly a kite: tethered kites might provide more, and more consistent, electricity.  

This is the business of eWind Solutions, an Oregon company testing its products with the help of federal grants and funding from Oregon BEST.  David Schaefer of eWind Solutions and Ken Vaughn from Oregon BEST visit with their stories.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.