KiteX develops a mobile wind turbine using kite and drone technology. Being mobile opens up new financing options and makes hard to reach places accessible. The energy created replaces costly and polluting diesel. Cheaper energy will help societies reduce the average amount of “hard” work required to sustain a given living standard, freeing up time for more valuable pursuits.
Renewable energy through kites
We are building a new type of flying wind turbine that can make wind power accessible for many more locations, as well as significantly cheaper. It utilises drone technology to autonomously control a flying wing tethered to the ground, and this wing acts as the blade of a traditional wind turbine. Because it needs no tower, only a small foundation and uses its “blades” (the wings) much more efficiently, it only needs a fraction of the material of a conventional system, for the same power output. This is where costs are saved, and it is the reason it can be installed almost anywhere, without large cranes and other expensive infrastructure.
We are developing drone wind energy in order to create a future where renewable energy is the most cost-effective option.