Kite Power 2.0 is a joint project of Delft University of Technology and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The objective is to develop a cost-effective large-scale renewable energy technology using the traction power of tethered wings. Key asset and starting point is the unique 20 kW pumping kite power system which has been developed in Delft and demonstrated in automatic operation up to 700 meters altitude in June 2012.
The joint project will systematically improve the reliability and robustness of the technology base. Our target is to demonstrate 24 hours of continuous automatic operation. To achieve this target, system components will be revised and redesigned, control algorithms will be made fault-tolerant and adaptive to the changing wind environment. Additionally, the generator power and the conversion efficiency will be increased.
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