Kite Turbine

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portable lightweight wind power that can be deployed at scale

Submission date February 14, 2022 Founders Roderick Read Development location Shetland, United Kingdom

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What is the issue addressed?

We need clean, cheap, safe, zero carbon energy, deployed at scale as soon as possible

How is the problem solved?

Kite Turbines are an easier way to scale kite power. They use multiple kite blades networked together. The optimally sized blades fly together as a turbine. The networked kite blades are safer, more efficient and easier to control and scale than older kite power designs

What is the customer target?

Remote villages and farms for the first product - a 50kW automated Kite Turbine. We will continue to research the offshore and scaling business models after releasing the 50kW product.

How is this solution different?

Multi kite networks are scalable and more efficient. The low mass blade networks do not suffer the performance losses associated with scaling single wing systems. Networks are safer to deploy. There is no need for a control surfaces in the blades used in a network auto-gyro turbine. Deployment has been achieved on a massively reduced budget with longer flight times and better efficiency.