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Norwegian kite startup is a major crowdfunding success

A Norwegian project to harvest wind at a one kilometer altitude has smashed its goal to "secure more than six kroner" and raised a record amount of funding from public contributions.

Photo: Kitemill

"Go fly a kite." 100 years ago, this expression was popularly used to signify that somebody's company was no longer welcome.

One might also imagine that's the kind of response Norwegian company Kitemill would get when they went knocking amongst the Norwegian public to seek funding for their project: a kite which harvests the stronger and more stable winds at altitudes between 500 and 1,500 meters.

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