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Saipem has signed an agreement with KiteGen Venture to support the development, construction and commercialization of a high altitude energy kite. Patented by KiteGen, the technology facilitates the harnessing of airborne wind to produce clean energy with kites connected to a ground‐based generator that will produce up to 3MW of electricity. According to Saipem, the aim […]
Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments. After five years of development at X and more than a decade of development in total, Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to expand […]
Shell's corporate venturing arm Shell Technology Ventures (STV), E.ON and Schlumberger have invested approx. EUR 6 million in Kite Power Systems (KPS), a UK start-up company developing high-altitude wind power generation technology. The investment will be used for technical and commercial development of KPS technology and support the technology company's plans to deploy a 500 kilowatt power […]
Solar and wind power both represent solid energy solutions as we work toward a clean energy future. Unfortunately, they share one major... By Justin Fritz (wallstreetdaily) [mappress] Source: wallstreetdaily, October 05, 2011
With the hunt for new ways of producing electricity growing ever more intense, and the recent tragedy in Japan raising doubts about... (newsfeedmaker) [mappress] Source: newsfeedmaker, April 26, 2011;
Ampyx Power has partnered with DSM to develop a tether for its Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that is sized to generate a capacity of up to 2MW.
The Germany-based SkySails Power, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions and Leibniz University Hannover are developing and testing a fully automated airborne wind energy system.
Scotland-based kite power generation technology developer, Kite Power Systems (KPS), has appointed Simon Heyes as Chief Executive and Dr Andrew Tyler CBE as non-executive Chair.
Kite Power Systems (KPS), the company developing kite power technology in Scotland, has secured GBP 2million equity investment from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
On 24 April, the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst competition will open, making available up to GBP 13 million for highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market.
Kite Power Systems (KPS) has opened its head office in Glasgow, Scotland, and is on the lookout for additional workforce, mainly engineers.
Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world’s first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ […]
Norfolk-based marine service company Gardline Marine Sciences has been supporting Kite Power Solutions (KPS) in characterising the low level wind environment at the KPS test site at West Freugh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Kite Power Solutions is developing an Airborne Wind Energy system that uses kites to harness the energy from the wind. The KPS technology […]
Natural Power has been appointed by Kite Power Solutions (KPS) to support proposals for consenting a test and development site at RAF West Freugh, now operated by QinetiQ, near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Founded in 2011, KPS was established to develop a deep water wind energy technology that can be deployed anywhere in […]
A British engineering consortium led by Kite Power Solutions Ltd (KPS) has secured a GBP 1 million grant from the UK Government’s Innovate UK Energy Catalyst to accelerate the development of its kite power generation technology. The GBP 1m Innovate UK grant will be used to scale-up KPS’s technology to a 500kW kite turbine and validate the […]
DNV GL’s Materials Research Programme has published a new position paper that looks at the latest developments in materials and shows the need for establishing long term reliability of novel materials deployed in renewable energy systems. Attention has focused to a large extent on cost and efficiency and to a lesser extent on the key […]
The profile of Wales as a potential location for marine energy projects has increased dramatically over the past 12 months, demonstrated clearly by the growing number of developers from across the globe who are showing an active interest in developing projects in Welsh waters. Attracted initially by Wales’ excellent wave and tidal stream resource, the […]
Kite Power Solutions (KPS), a British clean-technology company, has embarked on a £10 million funding round to support the commercial development of its kite power technology for deployment in offshore waters. The company is aiming to deploy its first 3MW power system in offshore waters by 2019. Kite Power Solutions says its technology is cheaper to […]
Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding is part of the commercial roll out, including the establishment of Minesto UK Headquarters in North Wales and commissioning of the first commercial Deep Green power plant. The EU funds will support […]
Anders Jansson, CEO of Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto agrees with recently issued report ‘Marine Energy in Wales – Investment, Jobs, Supply Chain’ by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP). He believes that marine energy can have an even stronger impact on the Welsh economy than it suggest. The report concludes that technology and project developers to […]
IHI Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) as co-researchers in the “Research and Development (“R&D”) of Ocean Energy Technology - Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy Power Generation”. After concluding the formal contract with NEDO, we will conduct demonstration research of a turbine system driven […]
A mechanical engineering professor Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received an award from National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the use of tethered undersea kites to generate electricity from tides and currents. A new research program directed by David Olinger, PhD, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has received a three-year, $300,000 […]
New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy. Written by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto Marine energy – for instance energy from tidal and ocean currents – is the ‘best of the best’ amongst green energy sources: it has the greatest potential (in theory, the planet’s […]
Nordic marine energy technology leader Minesto, with a proven technology to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents, has been authorized by the Crown Estate in the UK to perform tidal energy tests in the waters off Northern Ireland. The upcoming tests of Minesto's tidal and ocean current energy solution Deep […]
There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- and ocean-based units. New research from Carnegie's Ken Caldeira examines the limits of the amount of power that could be harvested from winds, […]
Ever wonder how much power we could harness from the wind? Lewis Crathern knows first-hand. Champion kitesurfer and star of indie film 'The Man That Touched The Sky', Lewis stunned the world when he jumped over Brighton Pier in the UK in 2010. An avid crusader for the cause of renewable energy for many years, […]