The best power to weight = the best scalability
Airborne Wind Energy Systems will only scale to significant sizes by using networks of small kites which stay efficient in the working range of wind energy density.
Mechanical autogyro kite power enables this network scaling.
Multiple lines and multiple anchors avoid single point failures. Back lines stop breakaways.
Networked kite turbines still function even if multiple lines break.
Kite turbines have no lines running over drums or winches so there is virtually no line wear.
Kites stacked in networks share the same working lines this reduces the amount of drag per kite.
Kites inflate their turbine rings up, out and around.
This pulls the lines and transmits torque to ground.
You can build and test our older <1kW kite turbines
This technology has huge potential benfits in our climate crisis
We need you onboard, We can do great things with your investment.
A kite turbine has less line drag than any other airborne wind turbine. Especially when it is stacked. More kites up a line = Less line drag per kite.
Kite turbines can even fly completely under 30m. Making them the only CAA ANO CAP393 compliant airborne wind turbine. Every part of a kite turbine has multiple connections so nothing can fly free.
Our multiline torque transmission system is incredibly lightweight and capable
Next is making the kite turbine EV compliant. The kite turbine has been used to part charge an electric car and fits in the boot. Time to go the whole way. A couple of techy fixes first... Then, we're off to a remote location with nothing but kite turbine power to bring us back.
There's a lot of study going on right now. Windswept and Interesting are very grateful for the help of the Airborne Wind Energy Community. Especially researchers in University of Strathclyde
We are building collaborations across industry as we prepare for our first 5kW product release.
Then our first 7x5kW kite turbine network set.
Then a 10kW, then a 7x10kW......
This is going to be fun.