Aerotrope has provided independent consultancy to the kite energy sector for a number of years now. Our client KPS (Kite Power Solutions) asked us to come on board as aerodynamics lead for their project and to support KPS with our aerodynamic and materials expertise.
Kite Power Solutions’ patented technology uses twin kites that are similar in shape to the blade tip of a traditional wind turbine, and which fly in a circular path perpendicular to the wind, driving a generator based locally on the ground. The technology provides continuous power production and looks to halve the cost of production and deployment of wind energy compared to wind turbines. By operating from a floating platform, KPS has the potential to be deployed in deep water offshore.
Kite Power Solutions is funded by a global energy firm and the UK Dept for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Please check back for more news on this exciting project.