Kitepower, as the name suggests, uses a large kite structure with a hybrid inflatable and fixed fibreglass skeleton to hold the kite open. It has a wingspan of 40 meters x 4 meters wide and weighs only 80kg, including the Kite Control and sensor unit. The Kitepower Falcon test system can generate up to 100kW. The Kite will initially be flown at up to 350m altitude and over the coming months could be tested to fly at greater heights.
The dedicated test hub in Bangor Erris is the first of its kind and will help us further accelerate the development of our system. We are extremely proud that we have been able to contribute to the realization of this test hub and are committed to adding this new class of renewables to our global energy mix in the near future.