The idea of energy independence seems more and more attractive the longer the current energy crisis develops – while rich European countries scramble to secure gas and oil for the near future to then, eventually, switch to more and more renewable energy the impact on smaller countries and communities is yet to be seen.
The aim of the project is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines.
Positive developments concerning airspace regulations and related permit-issuing for Kitepower's AWES have recently been made. Thanks to the new permit classification It will now be easier to arrange Kitepower pilot installations within the EU.
Kitepower is collaborating with Crowdcube, one of the world's leading equity crowdfunding platforms, to allow everyone to participate in Kitepower’s journey to a smarter energy future. Everyone can now play a vital role in Kitepower’s growth by investing alongside a community of impact-driven, like-minded people.
The association of the European airborne wind energy industry, has appointed a new board of directors. We are very proud to announce that the role of Vice Chairman of the association is now covered by Kitepower's Founder CEO Johannes Peschel.
Between September and October 2021, Kitepower is going to be deployed in the Dutch Defence's training area near Vader Piet on the island of Aruba, with the goal to test the system in an operational environment as part of the military exercise Caribbean Engineer 2021.
Kitepower has been featured in PostNL's latest stamp sheetlet which focuses on the innovative capacity of The Netherlands by referring to 10 unique innovations developed by scientists from TU Delft.
Kitepower's operations in Goeree-Overflakkee will advance thanks to the recent obtainment of an "All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects" (omgevingsvergunning).
Dromec is a key development partner of Kitepower since day one, when in 2015, the Dutch company has joined the mission to develop the first commercial Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES).
The Airborne Wind Energy system, which is operated on a weekly basis for testing purposes, has been installed within Mulder’s farmland and it is coexisting with the farm’s field activities.
The decade we just entered is going to be the decade where every day will be crucial in deciding what the future will look like. In other words, this must be the decade when all investments and subsidies allocated to fossil fuel exploration and extraction end, this must be the decade when humanity completely divests and emancipates from fossil fuels.