Kite Turbines
Next Level Wind Energy
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Our mission

Increase Access to the Cleanest and Lowest-Cost Energy
By realising the potential of Kite Turbines

The plan

We were working to offer a fully autonomous 50kW turbine for sale by the end of 2024. But our model expected too much performance from a super simple machine. The poor performance of Static KAP Kites means it's back to sub-systems testing in order to reconfigure a best MVP offering for now.

Phase one


Scoping, design and component specification.

Complete but needing redone

Phase two

2022 - 2024

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

Only part done - needs a reconfiguration to active lift tech

Phase three


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


Our progress

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

Phase 1 - scoping for 10kW Automation project.

Phase 2 - Testing and production set-up

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).  

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,  "Network of Networks" farming looks promising.
Large Kite turbines in networks will suit utility farming with the lowest energy costs and the lowest operational requirements.