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Kitepower is a leading start-up in Airborne Wind Energy. We develop innovative and cost-effective alternatives to existing wind turbines. Our patented technology is a game-changer in the wind energy sector: it uses 90% less material while being twice as efficient as existing technology. Kitepower systems use high-performance kites for cost-competitive electricity generation. Unlike conventional wind turbines, the Kitepower system does not require resource intensive towers or heavy foundations and is thus highly mobile and easy to deploy. Being able to harness stronger and more persistent winds at higher altitudes allows for capacity factors higher than 0.5 and in return cost-effective electricity generation.
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19 Mar 2024

Off-Grid Charging For Electric Vehicles 2024-2034: Technologies, Benchmarking, Players and Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Mika Takahashi and Shazan Siddiqi
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.
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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.
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.
28 Sep 2017

Commercializing A 100 kW, Mobile Airborne Wind Energy System: Potentially For Ships And Land Use

Kitepower, Netherlands
15 Sep 2017

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
13 Sep 2017

Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles

The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
15 Aug 2017

Energy Independent Electric Boats and Ships Lead the Way

There is more energy to harvest at sea. True, water craft have stronger resistance to overcome but on balance, it means that energy independent electric boats are more common than their equivalents on land or in the air and they have lessons for both.
9 Aug 2017

Ship energy independence from multimode energy harvesting

It is now becoming clear that the appalling emissions from ships that cause global warming and local injuries can be virtually eliminated.
14 Jul 2017

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies

EIVs are an idea whose time has come.
14 Jun 2017

100 kW airborne wind energy system

The TU Delft spin-off Kitepower is developing a 100 kW airborne wind energy system to complement diesel generators in remote locations with a cost-competitive green energy solution.