A 40 Square Meter Success


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Last week, the Kitepower team tested the new 40 sqm kite for the first time – and it flew beautifully. This is a great milestone in the company’s technological roadmap. While you are reading, more testing sessions with this kite are taking place at the former airfield Valkenburg in Katwijk, Netherlands.

Using larger kites generally allows to extract more energy from the wind. Using flexible & lightweight wings have the benefit of low cut-in wind speeds for system operation which in turn makes airborne wind energy accessible in more locations throughout the globe. This 40 sqm inflatable wing was designed in-house and is a scaled-up version of previous kites that the team has been using before.

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The testing sessions are being carried at our airfield in Valkenburg. This post has been updated on 18.04.18