RWE Renewables GmbH (RWE Renewables) and SkySails Power GmbH (SkySails Power) are planning to fly a 120 m2 kite to a height of up to 400 m above ground to utilise high-altitude winds for generating electricity. The two companies have now entered a collaboration agreement on this pilot project. RWE Renewables is purchasing an innovative airborne wind energy system with an output of up to 200 KW from SkySails Power, and will operate the system and evaluate the technology during the three-year pilot project. Currently, suitable locations in Germany are being assessed.
Photo credit: SkySails Power