On May 3rd, 2012, Makani drafted specifications for a ground station from which our 30 kW airborne wind turbine could be deployed. On May 9th, 2013, after a year of mechanical design, fabrication and testing, the team completed the first-ever fully autonomous flight of a kite power system.… Read more
Offshore wind is expected to grow massively over the next several decades. Most existing wind farms at sea are in northern Europe, where 5 gigawatts have been installed. China has started pilot projects (with plans to build 30 gigawatts by 2020), and the United States has many offshore developments in the works (plans for 10 gigawatts by 2020).… Read more
Controls Team Lead, Kenny Jensen opens up his notebook for our photo series inspired by archived notebooks of innovators of the past (see this To Do list from Thomas Edison’s archive).
Dated December 2, 2008, this is a page from early in Makani’s development of airborne wind turbine controls.… Read more