Kitepower System for the New Defence Technology Program
June 13th, 2019
We are happy to announce that Kitepower received a second valuable collaboration agreement with the Dutch Defence focused on reporting the benefits of deploying Kitepower throughout Defence’s field operations: “Kitepower System for the New Defence Technology Program”.
This is a follow-up of the earlier successful collaborative project secured by Kitepower after winning the Dutch Ministry of Defence’s Innovation Competition back in 2016.
Harvesting wind energy with Kitepower represents an efficient way to reduce the number of diesel generators deployed by the Defence during field exercises. On a yearly basis, one Kitepower unit can save up to 150.000 litres of diesel and 400 tons of CO2.
Moreover, Kitepower systems embody a series of decisively important advantages for the Defence:
- Modular and easy to transport (all equipment fits in one 20ft container)
- Fast deployment and easy operation makes it a resilient and user-friendly energy system
- Silent system operation
- 4x times higher capacity factor than solar PV