Masters of The Elements: AIR & Kitepower
Being part of the solution in an era of environmental disruption.
LES MAÎTRES DES ELEMENTS (Masters of The Elements) explores some of the most captivating technological responses to the current global climate and environmental change. During summer 2017, the video crew of Elodie Fertil joined the Kitepower team during a flight test at the airfield in Valkenburg. Throughout the day, Kitepower was filmed introducing the company’s mission and showcasing the system operation.
In the video, Johannes Peschel, CEO, explains the origin of those ideas that lead him to found Kitepower which is by now testing a scaled-up 100kW airborne wind energy system at the same location in Valkenburg. “It’s impressive to see how much progress has been made since the day we recorded those scenes.” says Pietro Faggiani, simulation engineer at Kitepower. Looking back at the scenes from 2017 is a testimony to the technical milestones achieved in only a year’s time and puts into focus again the challenges we are facing towards a successful energy transition.