Kitekraft enters into a new phase towards building commercially available flying wind turbines as we are excited to present our new, fully integrated prototype, bringing together kite and ground station. With this our focus shifts from the conceptual development towards improving reliability and efficiency instead.
Kitekraft, the Munich-based renewable energy startup building flying wind turbines, has raised $1.6 million to continue its development towards a first pilot installation.
We hit a major milestone by completing our first figure-eight flight. We are proud that we came to this point in just over one year after company foundation. Below is a video.
With this blog post we want to share the latest developments around Kitekraft and how this idea is literally “taking off” and became a reality.
Find out about the idea behind Kitekraft's approach: Enabled by our efficient design we want to start with smaller systems. Then scale up. Then scale up again. And continue to do so until we reach the MW range.
Today’s energy generation is dirty. Renewable energy technologies are not yet cost-effective enough and are therefore not deployed fast enough. According to climate scientists, only a few decades are left to reduce global anthropogenic CO2 emissions to zero, so that we achieve the 2°C goal and prevent the tipping of our planet’s climate. This is a short time span for achieving such a goal, which is only possible through improved renewable energy technologies.