The German Company Kitekraft has presented its plan to produce clean and cheap energy with wind turbines. They have secured that it is the unique viable solution economically and technically to do this on a small scale (from 10KW) and on a big scale (10MW). That is why the brand is developing wine turbines that need 10 times less materials than the traditional wind turbines.
Kitekraft has announced that “the flying tests have been successful, it is an important landmark to our first 100kW product”. In its website, they clarify that they use an anchor instead of a big tower in the turbine, achieving to reduce the cost of the energy they use to an a half produced by the traditional wind parks. The carbon footprint is lower than the traditional wine turbines too because they have to be transported by road.
To make all this possible, Kitekraft, with the help of Y Combinator, has developed a hybrid kite drone that generates energy by eight rotors. The energy that this wind turbine produce is sent by a cable to a terrestrial station connected to the network. And the brand has secured that it can be adapted to be used on the sea.
Florian Bauer, the Kitekraft’s general codirector, has said that “Only is needed a terrestrial station for the kite, like a floating buoy. Foundations are not needed, like a big tower that goes to the bottom of the sea. If the wind is too strong, the kites can be get down to avoid it any damage in the infrastructure”.
The plan of the company is to deploy this wine turbines in distant islands where the wind parks and this systems have not arrived or are not possible. They are going to start in their towns, Munich, Germany, where they have planned to deploy a 20 kW power plant, because they do not take advantage of the wind there. But they have planned to make 100kW, 500kW to 10MW power plants in the future, but we have to wait to see them.