Airborne wind energy systems (AWES) tap into the wind’s resources at altitudes of up to 400 meters. Uninhibited by surface friction, the wind at these heights is far more reliable than wind closer to the ground. Because of this, AWES can even deliver good yields in places that are usually considered low-wind sites. For the first time, a renewable power source is a viable alternative to conventional energy production. It can even keep up with brown coal for supplying baseload power. SkySails Power’s AWES also are a reliable and economical alternative to conventional renewables such as wind turbines or solar installations and can even replace diesel generators.
Thanks to their simple transportation and installation requirements, you can install our power kites everywhere. Remote islands, mountainous regions, deep-sea offshore sites, and other inaccessible places are no longer without an alternative to conventional energy production. Our AWES can even be operated in hurricane and typhoon regions since they are easily retrieved and safely stowed away before a natural disaster.
A reliable source of sustainable wind energy that significantly lowers energy costs.
Supplementing a solar energy system to increase economic viability and optimize land use.
Becoming autonomous through wind energy saves money and helps achieve a carbon neutral budget.
Generating electricity by burning diesel is commonplace in many emerging markets and rural areas. But energy systems based on diesel generators are subject to the whims of fluctuating fuel prices and transportation costs. They are also hazardous to the environment and have large CO2 footprints. Relying solely on fossil fuels for electricity is proving to be increasingly insufficient in many different settings.
Our SkySails AWES allow hybridization of existing diesel energy systems. By adding a reliable source of sustainable wind energy, your generation costs are significantly reduced. The already existing infrastructure is relieved but can remain as a backup. Hybridization therefore turns your system into an economic, safe and sustainable setup. The energy transition has never been easier!
You are looking for a better economic viability of your PV plant? The integration of wind turbines into existing photovoltaic parks enables an optimization of the existing infrastructure, since the generation patterns of photovoltaic and wind energy systems complement each other. However, installations of conventional wind turbines in existing photovoltaic parks are scarce due to the resulting shadow effects and the necessity of important civil works.
For the first time, our innovative alternative allows for an integrated solar-wind approach without these disadvantages! By supplementing your energy system with airborne wind power, you will optimize the use of land and increase the capacity factor and the overall economic viability of your project. SkySails AWES do not cause significant shadow effects and have no negative influence on your PV plant’s yield. The installation of our systems is simple and don’t require any deep foundations. The internal consumption of your PV plant at night is easily covered by AWES.
Your enterprise is located in a remote area or terrain that is difficult to access? You are looking for a baseload capable sustainable energy source? Then SkySails AWES is the most reliable innovation you have been looking for.
Medium-sized electricity consumers (400 – 1.000 MWh/a) can easily implement a SkySail AWES to self-produce a part of the electricity it takes to run their enterprise. Becoming autonomous through wind energy not only saves you vast expenditures on electricity, but it also guarantees significantly lowered emissions to help achieve a carbon neutral budget.