News Digest Item
14 Dec 2016

“E.ON supports game-changing technology for wind energy”


German utility E.ON aims to transform the global offshore wind generation market with high-altitude wind power generation technology, the company announced in a press release. New technology is harvesting wind by using a sail comparable to kite surfing in altitudes up to 450 meters instead of a rotor. The system is cheaper to manufacture and easier to deploy and maintain than conventional wind turbines, writes E.ON: “The cost potentially is so low that kite power generation would not need government incentives.” The utility invested in the British start-up Kite Power Solutions (KPS).

Read the press release in English here.

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