- With automated deployment we can safely scale existing kite turbines to 50kW and ensure smooth 24x7 operation.
- Kite turbines are very quick to install. There's no foundation to lay, no road or tower to build and only short blades to transport.
- The 50kW systems will have the lowest cost of energy in the small turbine wind market.
- Supplying a reliable product at this scale will enable the company to continue to investigate larger scale kite turbines
- Multiple lines and multiple anchors avoid single point failures. Back lines stop breakaways.
- Kite Turbines still function even if a line breaks. We do maintenance modularly and at ground level.
- Kites stacked in networks share the same working lines this reduces the amount of drag per kite.
A kite turbine has less line drag per blade than any other airborne wind energy system.
Stacking means we have even more kites on a shared line = Even Less line drag per kite.
Safe to operate
Kite turbines can fly under 30m above ground - making them the only Airborne Wind Energy System capable of CAA ANO CAP393 compliance.
Every part of a Kite Turbine is networked with multiple connections, so parts can't break free.
Our multiline torque transmission system is incredibly lightweight and capable.
The dynamics were first described by Ollie during his PhD in Strathclyde.
Read our latest paper in Energies Journal
You can build and test Turbines <1kW yourself.
Patent Published and Still Developing.
This technology has huge potential benefits in our climate crisis. We need you onboard. Work with us to realise the scale our patented automation systems will bring to Kite Turbines.
We can do great things working together.
You can build and test Turbines <1kW on your own too.
The software used to control Daisy Kite turbine can be found on our GitHub. Our early designs (mechanically autonomous and <1kW) are freely available on Hackaday and registered as open source hardware with OSHWA