Kitewinder / Airborne wind turbine / Lightweight CF blades

kitewinderkitewinder Posts: 1Registered Users
Hello All, 

We are a french start up located in Bordeaux. We develop the first airborne wind turbine for small winds. Our first product Kiwee 5 will be available for sales at mid 2017. You can visit our website to discover kitewinder!
We also produce lightweight CF Blades with high efficiency. You can use them for you DIY applications.
Contact us if you want more infromation.



  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,694Super Moderators admin
    Anyone find posts, like above, interesting?

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  • westbranchwestbranch Posts: 5,084Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, and IIRC there was a Dutch co. doing something similar a few years ago, too
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  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,794Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    BB. said:
    Anyone find posts, like above, interesting?
    Being in english, helps.  A french wind website does nothing for me.
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  • SolarLurkerSolarLurker Posts: 119Solar Expert ✭✭
    My French is extremly poor, as such I'm not sure what I'm looking at on that website. The video animation show how it might work is cool, I have seen many novel ideas in the way of small scale wind. However seldomly do they are make it to market and rarely are the of any bennefit.
  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,694Super Moderators admin
    I would not put my life savings in the "investment". There have been many types of kite type wind turbine systems suggested. The complexity and difficulties to harvest useful amounts of wind power (plus the need for large areas of cleared land for cables/landing area/etc.) mean the market would be quite small--In my humble opinion.

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