AIRBORNE WIND ENERGY

KITEMILL develops a breakthrough wind technology based on stronger and more consistent winds at higher altitudes (500 – 1500 meters).


Our solution reduces the levelized cost of energy by 50% due to 90% less material usage combined with an increased energy yield.


Furthermore, our technology opens access to additional wind resources which substantially increases the geographical market for financially viable wind energy.

 

News

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25 December 2020 09:30

Successfully passed 125 flights in 2020

After Kitemill's kite number 5 in the KM1 series "Spark 5" completed its first flight in mid-December, the company has completed over 125 flights over Lista in 2020. Kite number 4 in the KM1 series...

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28 November 2020 21:21

LIDAR campaign at Lista

In mid-November 2020, PhD student Jan Markus Diezel started measuring the speed of the wind over Lista Airport based on LIDAR measurements. LIDAR is basically the same technology that self-driving ...

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23 October 2020 16:02

- Kitemill is truly sector leading

The highly respected Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) expert David Ainsworth is now a senior advisor for Kitemill. The company general manager, Thomas Hårklau, is very pleased that David Ainsworth now is...

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15 September 2020 16:10

New QHSE manager with long management experience from Avinor

Otto de Besche is Kitemill's new quality manager, with responsibility for the company's quality, health, environment and safety. He has over 40 years of experience from the air traffic service, Avi...

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11 August 2020 09:22

The IEA focuses on airborne wind in large energy workshop

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is now putting a sharp focus on airborne wind energy in a large conference that will be held digitally on 23. and 24. September 2020. On the landing page of th...

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18 June 2020 15:37

Innovation Norway director brought Kitemill forward in speech

In the annual innovation speech held by the CEO of Innovation Norway, Håkon Haugli cited Kitemill as one of the examples of Norway's future growth.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 881193.

 

 

 

 

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The Kitemill team gathered at Kitemill's workshop at Lista. From left: Christer Svenkerud, Sture Smidt, Frank Olav Øyen (visitor), Thomas Hårklau, Tallak Tveide, Espen Oland, Stig Magne Olsen, Lode Carnel and Jo Grini.

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