Well, not figuratively, anyway. Everyone knows* that wind is stronger the higher up you go, so why not get higher to make use of those high speeds? Well, constructing a 600-ft. base isn’t all that easy to do for one. Enter the Magenn Air Rotos System (MARS), a giant sausage-shaped balloon fitted with rotors to generate power. It sounds like a wild idea, but other companies are developing similar technology as well.
A small test version is currently underway, with hopes to build small-scale models for industrial use first, then building up to megawatt generators.
(via greentechmedia) (image from Magenn website)