High-altitude wind technology

 

Kitenergy is an innovative technology to convert high-altitude wind energy into electricity, by exploiting the flight of automatically controlled tethered wings (or power kites).

The kites operate between 500 and 1000 m above the ground, where strong and persistent winds blow practically everywhere in the world, and electricity is generated at ground level by converting the traction forces acting on the tethers into mechanical and electrical power, using suitable rotating mechanisms and electrical generators.