Conventional renewables face many obstacles, especially in onshore wind power production. Difficulties arise due to the lack of appropriate construction surfaces, conflicts of use, or public acceptance problems. Thanks to their unique advantages, Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a trendsetting solution to overcome these challenges. Based on decades of experience in using high-altitude winds for ship propulsion, SkySails Power has developed a revolutionary AWES that is compact, light, and easy to manufacture, transport, and operate. It can make clean and reliable onshore wind power available anywhere!
The SKS PN-14 onshore wind power system provides clean electricity wherever it is required:
The SKS PN-14 harnesses the wind at an altitude of 200 to 400 meters and also achieves high yields at low-wind sites. The system is safely employable in hurricane and typhoon regions, as it is easily retrieved and stowed away before these natural disasters occur. Thanks to its simple transportation and installation requirements, the SKS PN-14 can also be installed in places that are difficult to access.
The SKS PN-14 achieves a high amount of full load hours (up to 6,000 full load hours/year). It is the first time a renewable energy alternative can compete with conventional solutions such as brown coal for supplying baseload power.
|TECHNICAL DATA SKS PN-14|
|Average cycle power / rated power 1||80-200 kW|
|Kite size (laid out) 1||90-180 m²|
|Operating wind range||3-25 m/s|
|Tether diameter||14 mm|
|Ground station||30 ft container|
The SKS PN-32 allows the deployment of Airborne Wind Energy Systems at an industrial scale. The MW-version of the SkySails Power N-class will be available starting 2024 on.