Kite Turbines
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Our mission

Automate Kite Turbines for grid energy at the lowest cost with minimal emissions starting with a 50kW product.

The plan

We are working to offer a fully autonomous 50kW turbine for sale by the end of 2024. Our delivery plan developed in conjunction with Shell GameChanger is as follows:

Phase one

2022

Scoping, design and component specification.

Phase two

2022 - 2024

Prototype build, test and data analysis, detailed economic analysis and market research. Initial sales of beta product.

Phase three

2024+

Production build and sales of 50kW turbines, Scoping for assessment of offshore potential.

Our progress

2013
Company founded by Rod Read.
Open Designs & Research.
2016-2020
PhD research with Univ. of Strathclyde.
60 Kite turbine variants.
2019
Build and test of first major prototype.
Dynamic principle defined.
2020
AWES Power/Weight Record.
Patent Granted.
2021
Shell GameChanger contract awarded.
Funding from HIE & Shetland Islands Council.
2022

Phase 1 - scoping for 10kW Automation project.

Phase 2 - Testing and production set-up
2023
Further automation tests &

Phase 3 - Production ramp-up on 50kW + Offshore test scoping.

Market strategy

Kite turbine

50kW kite turbine

Our first Kite Turbine commercial product will be a modular and automated 50kW model. The market is rural businesses with >100MWh yearly energy need. We estimate that we would save these businesses >20p/kWh on their energy bill (>£25,000 / year). We plan to bring this product to market in 2024.

This product will generate a reliable source of revenue resulting in a profitable business and allowing for research and development of larger systems.

Offshore & Utility

After gaining experience from single turbine deployments, we will investigate turbine scaling and a "Network of Networks" farming method. Large Kite turbines in networks will suit utility farming needs with the lowest energy costs and the lowest operational requirements.

This is an ambitious goal that can potentially result in a 10x reduction in the cost of renewable electricity.

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