15 Jan 2024
Kitepower has recently released its airborne wind energy (AWE) generator, which offers an emissions free off-grid electricity generator combined with a battery. This has several promising uses, including off-grid electric vehicle (EV) charging. IDTechEx spoke to CEO Johannes Peschel to find out more and gain insight into their technologies.
8 Jun 2023
Battolyser Systems are a Dutch company developing a hybrid battery-electrolyzer system.
5 Apr 2023
U-Battery is a primarily British consortium of companies including Urenco, Rolls Royce, and others working on a micro small modular reactor, largely for industrial power applications. The gas-cooled reactor would have an electrical power output of 4MW. IDTechEx attended a roundtable with the U-Battery team.
4 Oct 2022
Wind Energy Start-up Kitepower Raises €850K
With their mobile airborne wind system, the Delft start-up Kitepower provides the future of green wind energy: cheaper, more practical, easy to move and energy can be generated even when there is little wind. Meanwhile, 738 investors stepped in and 120% of the investment money has been raised with the crowdfunding.
30 Aug 2022
Microscopy Reveals Mechanism Behind new CRISPR Tool
New research offers insights into a line of CRISPR systems, which could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.
26 Jul 2022
Dutch Wind Energy Start-Up €4+ Million for Further Development
Kitepower has used €4+ million from the preceding rounds to further develop its mobile airborne system into a mature and applicable system. There have been three successful pilots - including a pilot with the Dutch Ministry of Defence - and nine versions of the Kitepower system. As a result the Delft-based start-up is now ready for the next phase: introducing the first mobile airborne wind energy system to the market.
7 Jun 2022
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems
The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
2 May 2022
Discovery of the One-Way Superconductor, Thought to be Impossible
Researchers have discovered one-way superconductivity without magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 - up till now. The discovery makes use of 2D quantum materials and paves the way towards superconducting computing. Superconductors can make electronics hundreds of times faster, all with zero energy loss.