Google confirmed to Bloomberg Businesweek today that it bought Makani Power, a company that makes airborne turbines that collect wind power and delivers it to the ground via a tethered cable.
Makani Power will become part of Google X, Google’s secret lab where it develops “moonshot” projects like the Google Glass computerized headgear and self-driving cars. Google did not disclose how much it paid for Makani Power.
Businessweek has a full profile on Google X. You can read it here >