KPS Technology

Kite Power Solutions

Kite Powered Solutions uses two kites to access strong winds at high altitudes to generate power for off-grid, remote, offshore, or areas affected by natural disasters.

Product description Brand name and product description

KPS (Kite Power Solutions) has turned the idea of generates electricity using kite technology. The kites are programmed to fly at high altitudes in a figure eight, accessing stronger wind speeds that generate lift for continuous energy generation. They aim to provide energy at a cost lower than conventional wind turbine energy, using 85% less material. Based on UK annual domestic energy usage, a KPS system can power 380 homes per year.  The product is still in prototype phase.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The KPS technology can be deployed at locations that conventional wind energy cannot access. It can be deployed globally, appropriate for developing countries, disaster struck areas and areas far away from the grid. KPS also envisions developing offshore markets in waters deeper than 60 m and identifies South Korea and Japan amongst its many market opportunities.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

KPS aims to commercialize this technology by 2023. KPS plans to deploy its first 500 kW onshore power system at West Freugh, South West Scotland.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

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Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include individuals in remote locations away or isolated from the grid, or those affected by natural disasters.

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