With funding from the Department of Energy office of ARPA-E, Makani is currently testing a 30 kW prototype AWT, representative of the final 600 kW and 5 MW products.
The M30 is a 30 kW, rapidly deployable AWT suitable for disaster relief or off-grid energy production. This product is currently under development at Makani Power.
The M600 is a 600 kW, midsize AWT developed for use onshore. Makani is at the beginning of a three year design, testing and commercialization process for the M600. A board of independent experts from the wind, aviation, manufacturing, and power development industries is advising Makani to ensure commercial readiness.
The M600 will be installed in onshore wind farms on the strength of its siting flexibility, improved low wind performance and increased capacity factor.
The final goal of Makani’s development program is a 5 MW system, the M5. The M5 has a wingspan of 70 meters (230 feet) and will operate at altitudes between 250 and 600 meters (800 and 1,950 feet). The M5 is being developed specifically for deep water offshore applications.