Designed for power generation
The Makani energy kite is an aerodynamic wing tethered to a ground station. As the kite flies in loops, rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them. Our latest prototype transfers up to 600 kilowatts of electrical power generated onboard down the tether to the grid.
The Makani energy kite flies autonomously in loops averaging 250 meters in diameter. The airflow acting on a moving kite is many times faster than the wind experienced by a stationary object. This powerful apparent wind spins the kite’s rotors, generating a large amount of electricity. Learn more.