Wind power

Kite Gen, high altitude wind farm and made in Italy

L'Wind power next generation is Italian. No longer heavy and static structures but a light, intelligent and dynamic machine. Here the aerodynamic part that interacts with the wind rises autonomously, reaching the flow where the wind is more intense and constant.

The strongest wind is the one that blows the highest. To achieve turbines even bigger is almost impossible. For now the wind turbine largest in the world is the Siemens B75; while the technicians are striving to make turbines even more efficient, someone thinks of exploiting the wind in an alternative way and does it by shooting high altitude kites, the Kite Gen, an entirely Italian idea.


The challenge launched by Kite Gen is to conquer thewind energy at high altitude. No rotating blades and this time the wind will produce clean electricity by the traction exerted on the pesto of the device. The kite or rather, once launched, the kite will experience a flight path capable of covering an area much larger than that covered by a wind turbine conventional. The kite can count on lateral sensors that will help him to maximize the production of electric energy.

The kites are tied to an earthly unit with attacks "Dyneema", It will be the traction of these attacks that will generate the electricity. When the kite has reached its maximum production capacity, it will be rewound, according to the Kite Gen development team, the rewinding of the kite consumes only a small fraction of thepower produced.

The Kite Gen is currently looking for new investors in order to raise an estimated $ 62 million, funds are needed to take the technology to the next level and build a wind power plant 150 megawatt with 50 working generators. For now, the available funding amounts to 12 million dollars.


The icing on the cake is that the Kite Gen it is an all-Italian project, to be precise of Turin origins. At this link you will find the forecast for the development of the technology Kite Gen.

Video: Kite power systems in automatic operation (October 2020).