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02/12/2013 06:51 GMT | Updated 01/02/2014 05:59 GMT

'New Wave Energy UK' Wants To Build Power Plants In The Sky, With Drones

Amazon might be garnering the headlines for its ambitious plans to put drones to work as delivery-bots. But one UK start-up has an even more ambitious plan: use drones to generate all of our power.

New Wave Energy UK has proposed a fascinating, though extremely ambitious plan to use unmanned drones to support high-altitude platforms which can harvest solar and wind energy.

The idea would be to build large-scale power-plants, which can be sent 50,000 feet into the air and operate essentially independently.

Needless to say, the three-person project is still at the insanely-long-odds-of-success stage. But they're hoping to raise £300,000 on Kickstarter as part of an initial study. Take a look at the idea below.