The long awaited baseload wind power! Spain is the second European country in total installed wind capacity after Germany. Spanish utilities deployed a total of 23 GW of wind power until the end of 2014 but no new installations have been made in the year 2015; as the 2015 production data was 48 TWh, an astounding [...]
Category: High Altitude Wind
The first model of the “Power Wing”, a wing specially designed for the production of energy, has been finally released by the KiteGen laboratories. We show you a preview. The availability of a “Power Wing” is the main enabler for the mass production of low-cost energy from tropospheric wind. The kite sports are made of [...]
Translated from Massimo Ippolito’s post: On September 9th NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE Journal published a paper by Ken Caldeira, Kate Marvel, Ben Kravitz containing further confirmation of KiteGen positions and other brand new information of great importance. The following day, as a logical consequence and necessary act, we sent two letters to the Italian government with [...]
Image credit phis.org: The system developed at Langley flies a kite in a figure-8 pattern to power a generator on the ground Originally written by Andrea Papini and Eugenio Saraceno As our readers already know, one of the most titled teams that recently joined the at high altitude wind energy sector is that of NASA, which [...]
Originally written by Massimo Ippolito An insightful analysis, as always, by Domenico Coiante argues about renewable energy issues and the need for daily and seasonal storage. It seems a good opportunity to introduce and clarify the opportunities offered in this area by the largest source of concentrated energy on the planet, the tropospheric wind. The [...]
Dear readers, This article is a translation of Massimo Ippolito’s response to a paper published by the Max Planck institute regarding the potential of high altitude winds. Here is what Massimo had to say regarding this work. Here the Italian Version The Max Planck is scared to fly Tullio De Mauro informs us, from the [...]
In this video posted on youtube recently by NASAinnovation a familiar image appears.
Although the carousel system, and in some ways also the Stem, are independent from the ropes number, we would like to take the opportunity to explain the reasons of KiteGen on opting for the two ropes system and the on ground actuators.
Many of our readers are eager to receive information about KiteGen, but this post and others that will be published in these early days have the aim to frame the issue in a broader perspective, clarifying the use of technical terms and fixing some basic notions that will help to clarify the purpose and the issues we face in our blog.