Green Energy from High Altitudes

We harness new wind potential with kites

Power Generation
The pulling force of the kite is converted into electricity on the ground
With EnerKíte
Harvest steady strong high-altitude winds
Resource-saving
Cables and ground station instead of towers and foundations
Mobile Usable
Also productive in locations with lighter winds

High altitude winds are stronger and steadier

More energy yield

Our airborne wind energy systems deliver twice the annual yield in comparison to a conventional wind turbine of the same rated power.

Eliminating tower and foundation

With EnerKíte, you save 90% on steel and concrete and improve your CO₂ footprint.

Reduced impact on the landscape

Our kites have larger operational height, smaller blade area and do not require tower structures.

Power generation with EnerKíte

Cyclic generator operation

During the harvesting phase, the wing flies eight-shaped paths in the wind and, which produces large forces that pull ropes from the drums of the ground station. A generator converts this rotation of the drums into electricity (G). As soon as the wing reaches the rope's end, it glides back to the initial height. The tethers are rewound with minimal energy input, and the cycle repeats again.

Maximum yield from the air

Every gram saved increases the yield

We combine a skinned carbon rib structure with a semi-rigid design - i.e. we do not transfer the forces centrally but via several points on the wing. The result is the optimum of low wing weight, durability and good aerodynamics . EnerKíte is the highest-yielding airborne wind energy concept currently under development.

1 Carbon
2 High-performance aerodynamics
3 Aitborne Data Unit
4 Skin
5 Tether

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Ultra light and durable our Kítes consists of a carbon skeleton covered with a membrane-skin

Maximum robustness on the ground

Withstands wind and weather and ensures safe operation without exception.

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The ground station contains the electrical system with inverters, drives, battery and a rotation device for take-off and landing with mast, cable guide and drums, as well as a generator and gearbox.

The wing remains as light as possible, while elaborate mechanics and complex electronics are implemented on the ground, where weight and space requirements are not critical.

1 Docking device
2 Mast
3 Tether drums with gearbox and generator
4 Control
5 Converter
6 Battery system

The wind turbine of the future - durable yet mobile. .

Fully automatic take-off and landing with a rotating mast

The operation of our systems is fully automatic and remotely monitored. To achieve maximum energy yield, we have eliminated propellers and motors on our wing. Instead, we developed a unique launch system that enables take-off even when there is no wind at ground level: the rotating launch. A rotating mast pulls the wing to heights with sufficient wind. The same principle works for the landing, where the wing approaches the ground station in a circular flight and lands on the mast.

Fully automatic take-off and landing with a rotating mast

The operation of our systems is fully automatic and remotely monitored. In order to achieve maximum energy yield, we have eliminated the need for propellers and motors on our wing and instead developed a unique launch system that enables take-off even when there is no wind on ground level: the rotating launch. The wing is pulled by a rotating mast to heights with sufficient wind. . The same principle is used for landing, where the wing approaches the ground station in a circular flight and lands on the mast.

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Three steps into the megawatt class

Consistent scalability is the premise of our concept.

The technologically demanding development requires a step-by-step scaling into the megawatt class. We are bringing selected system sizes to series maturity on the way there. It is foreseeable that the cost of electricity will decrease for larger systems, so EnerKíte will offer cost advantages in all power ranges.

EK200

100 kW, < 10 ct/kWh

EK1M

500 kW, < 5 ct/kWh

EK4M

2 MW < 3 ct/kWh

EK200

100 kW, < 10 ct/kWh

EK1M

500 kW, < 5 ct/kWh

EK4M

2 MW, < 3 ct/kWh

We triple the economically usable land area

Around 80 % of the world's land area offers sufficient wind for the economic operation of an EnerKíte plant.

 

Only 25 % of the land area has sufficient wind resources to allow the economic operation of conventional wind turbines. For small wind turbines, the figure is as low as 8%. Our systems can operate economically at approximately 80% of the land area, which triples the potential of wind power and makes it possible for every country to harvest wind energy.

Landfläche 25 % nutzbar Landfläche 80 % nutzbar

From on-site supply to multi-megawatt power plants

Our systems are used in various applications.

Behind-the-meter-market

Autonomouse Applications: Save network charges by meeting your energy needs for electricity, heat and mobility all year round with EnerKíte.

Utility- / MW-Scale-Markt

Utility-Scale:
Massively reduce diesel consumption, save costs and increase resilience by using EnerKite equipment in off-grid applications.

Off grid and islands

Megawatt-Applications:
Multiply the energy yield of existing photovoltaic or wind farms with the lowest electricity generation costs using the EnerKíte megawatt system.

Autonomous Applications
Autonomouse Applications: Save network charges by meeting your energy needs for electricity, heat and mobility all year round with EnerKíte.
Utility-Scale MW-Scale Markt

Utility-Scale:
Massively reduce diesel consumption, save costs and increase resilience by using EnerKite equipment in off-grid applications.

Off grid and islands
Megawatt-Applications: Multiply the energy yield of existing photovoltaic or wind farms with the lowest electricity generation costs using the EnerKíte Megawatt system.

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The Company EnerKíte

a complementary and well organized team with a high level of expertise

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Your tasks:
  • Du bist verantwortlich für die Pflege und das Design unserer Website
  • Du produzierst und bearbeitest Filmmaterial zu Marketingzwecken
  • Du erstellst Infographiken und Infofilme
  • Du bist verantwortlich für die Produktvisualisierung, das Erstellen von Photomontagen, sowie Animationen
Your skills:
  • You are characterized by strong communication and language skills 
  • Du absolvierst ein Studium im Bereich Visuelle Kommunikation, Graphik Design, Industriedesign
    oder Ähnlichem 
  • Du bist vertraut mit Adobe XD, WordPress, Adobe Animate, Adobe Premiere und After Effect
    oder vergleicharen Porgrammen für Filmbearbeitung, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign und
    Photoshop, Kenntnisse in Rhinoceros3D und Rendering sind wünschenswert. 
  • You are well versed in using common MS Office applications
  •  Du zeichnest dich durch eine strukturierte Arbeitsweise aus, dank der es dir leichtfällt Termine
    einzuhalten und deine Aufgaben eigenverantwortlich zu bewältigen 
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English skills
What awaits you:
  • Working in an innovative and international environment
  • An agile team with flat hierarchies and a collegial working atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours and some mobile office options
Halftime (20h/week) | Immediately | Berlin

Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your comprehensive application Nicole Allgaier (Please email only to ).

Your tasks:
  • You are jointly responsible for the design, optimization and implementation of all kinds of marketing campaigns
  • Du managst und pflegst eigenverantwortlich unsere Social-Media-Accounts
  • You support the preparation and implementation of trade fair visits
  • You do the legwork for our graphic designer
Your skills:
  • Du bist kommunikativ, motiviert und möchtest dich mit viel Einsatz in einem zukunftsorientieren
    Unternehmen einbringen
  • You have a good basic technical understanding and an interest in sustainable technology
  • Du hast die Fähigkeit, Konzepte für Werbevideos, Posts, Webinare und Social Media Strategien
    zu erstellen und umzusetzen
  • You already have experience with editing and cutting small video projects
  • You are studying marketing
  • Du bist versiert im Umgang mit Social Media, Microsoft Office und der Adobe Creative Suite (v.a. Umsetzung von Layouts und Bildbearbeitung)
  • Du zeichnest dich durch eine strukturierte Arbeitsweise aus, dank der es dir leichtfällt, Aufgaben eigenverantwortlich zu bewältigen und Termine einzuhalten
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English skills
What awaits you:
  • Working in an innovative and international environment
  • An agile team with flat hierarchies and a collegial working atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours and some mobile office options
Halftime (20h/week) | Immediately | Berlin

Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your comprehensive application Nicole Allgaier (Please email only to ).

Your tasks:
  • Du unterstützt uns bei der breiten Investorensuche sowie -ansprache
  • Du bist verantwortlich für die Koordination rund um die Investorensuche (Rücksprachen, Beantwortung von Fragen, Organisation der Termine, Auswertung des Rücklaufs etc.)
  • Du erstellst einen Q&A Katalog
  • Ggfs. unterstützt du unser Team bei Messen und übernimmst Aufgaben im Bereich Marketing
Your skills:
  • Du zeichnest dich durch ausgeprägte kommunikative und sprachliche Fähigkeiten aus
  • Du absolvierst ein Studium im Bereich Betriebswirtschaft, Kommunikation oder Ähnlichem
  • You are well versed in using common MS Office applications
  • You are characterized by a structured way of working, thanks to which you find it easy to meet deadlines and handle your tasks independently
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English skills
What awaits you:
  • Working in an innovative and international environment
  • An agile team with flat hierarchies and a collegial working atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours and some mobile office options
Halftime (20h/week) | Immediately | Berlin

Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your comprehensive application Nicole Allgaier (Please email only to ).

News
15 Apr

Impact Forecast Workshop

Im Hinblick auf die zeitnahe Fertigstellung des 100kW Prototypen EK200 nimmt EnerKite aktuell an einem sogenannten Impact-Forecast-Workshop teil. Der Impact-Forecast wird unter anderem von der EU-geförderten Innovationsinitiative für klimafreundliche
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10 Jun

EnerKíte auf der Expo 2020 Dubai

Unter dem Motto „Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” werden 192 Nationen Ideen für die Zukunft der Erde austauschen. Der Deutsche Pavillon hat sich ganz dem Schwerpunktthema Nachhaltigkeit verschrieben und
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