Wind Power

KiteGen Venture

Founded in 2011, KiteGen Venture is the society aimed at the industrial and business development of the KiteGen technology. The natural evolution of an Italian research project, which aims at questioning all dogmas on renewable energies. Thanks to more than 40 international patents, KiteGen is ready to enter the global market, offering a unique and innovative solution to the increasing energy demand. Kite Gen Venture is run by a young and qualified team, motivated to transform this project into practice and to present it to the world.

THE CONCEPT: The KiteGen Technology is designed to provide an answer for the increasing need of energy production, proposing a new type of electric generation plant, based on a renewable source, suitable for any territory unlike the traditional wind turbines, at costs lower than fossil fuel generation plants, in direct competition with today’s conventional production (coal, oil or nuclear), and in the very near future in the GigaWatt class.

PATENTS: 40 international patents, Estimated EROEI of 375

HIGH ALTITUDE WINDS: The first real innovation of KiteGen lies in the choice of a high-performance energy source: the high altitude winds, a huge, virtually endless and almost universally available energy power, but still to be explored.

High altitude winds blow all around the globe between 500 and 10000 meters above the surface. Compared to normal winds at ground level, those streams are steadier, stronger and almost equally distributed around the earth’s surface. All these characteristics make the tropospheric winds a unique reservoir with a huge unexploited potential.

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Height                                        80 m                                                     800 – 2000 m

Wind average speed               4,6 m/s                                                  7,2 m/s

Wind presence                        1550 hours/year                                 5000 hours/year

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Technology

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THE HIGH – ALTITUDE WINDS . The first real innovation KiteGen lies in the choice of powerful energy source: the wind at high altitude, a huge reservoir of energy, inexhaustible, accessible to all, but yet to be explored. The energy source The high-altitude winds are blowing around the planet between 500 and 10,000 meters of altitude. Unlike those at low altitude, these currents are more constant, strong and almost uniformly distributed on the Earth’s surface. It is these characteristics make the tropospheric winds a single field, with a huge untapped potential. Moving away from the ground and the roughness of the land surface that hamper and affect the motion, the wind gradually increases speed, persistence and perseverance. At 80 meters above the ground, share accessible from the wind turbines of the latest generation, the average wind speed (in a site standard Italian) is 4.6 m / s and blows on average for 1550 hours / year; 800 meters above sea level at which it operates instead a central KiteGen, the wind reaches speeds of 7.2 m / s (the same site standard) and its power is almost four times greater than available conventional turbines. Moreover, in this higher altitude, the wind blows on average for 5000 hours / year. The consequence of all this is the possibility of obtaining much more energy and much lower costs compared to a wind turbine of equal power.

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KiteGen the system, the result of years of research and covered by over 40 international patents, implements the simple physical principle used by the dynamo to produce clean energy through a highly sophisticated technology, dynamic and lightweight. KiteGen Stem BENEFITS • No emission of CO2 • Exploitation of an unlimited energy source, constant and ubiquitous • Minimum visual and environmental impact • No infrastructure ad hoc request for the installation of machinery • Minimal energy loss • Low maintenance costs: management entirely to the ground facilitates the operations and ensures greater safety • Scalability: sites, farms, are designed according to the needs of energy production OPERATION One or more semi-rigid wings, driven by a complex system of sensors, actuators and radio signals, rising to heights between 600 and 2000 meters, where the strong and constant winds blow tropospheric. The wings are connected to the ground station via cables, made of composite material and, by means of them, a pulling force which actuates the alternators placed on the ground, thus generating electricity. When the ropes are wholly unrolled wings are guided in a configuration that offers the least resistance to the wind, and then rewound, bringing the wings at the minimum height, then start again the same movement up and down, as in a yo- yo. The generation of energy and the machineries that manage the entire system are on the ground, where there is a base of the shape similar to an igloo, a stem 20 meters long, to which are connected the cables and, at the end, l ‘ wing. The base is home to the heart of the system: the software manages the entire operation on the basis of data received from a network of sensors placed on the wing. In this manner the trajectories of flight can be controlled and directed to the maximum energy production, in accordance with the operating specifications of the machine and ensuring a condition of absolute safety. The cycle of energy production is divided then in two phases: Step 1. Generation: the flight of the wing in the wind generates a lift on the ropes, which sets in motion the rotation of pulleys, drums and alternators; 2. Recovery phase: reaching the maximum height and placed the wing on the condition of not having lift, alternators act as motors, rewinding the ropes until the altitude at which the flight attitude of the wing is reset and resumes the cycle of generation. The power consumption in this phase is equal to a fraction of that produced during the unrolling

THE PRODUTS

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KiteGen FARM : Site hosting one or more KiteGen Stem from the rated power of 3 MW each. The reduced dimensions of the machine (diameter of 12 m on the ground) and the weight (6 tons per MW) facilitate installation and contain costs. The high energy density for Km2 greatly reduces the consumption of land. A wind farm can then be sized from 3 to 300 MW or more, depending on the needs of energy production and the characteristics of the territory.

 

KITEGEN-CAROUSEL

KITEGEN – CAROUSEL: The solution that puts in cooperation KiteGen Stem more generators connected together in a carousel configuration. The flight of the entire set of wings is driven so as to rotate the carousel at a desired speed, thus allowing the actuation of the alternators. This configuration makes it possible to intercept large amounts of altitude wind in a single installation. The development of KiteGen Carousel will take place after the distribution of the generators of the type Stem ..

KITEGEN OFFSHORE

KITEGEN – STEM OFFSHORE: Configurazione dello stem singolo installata su piattaforme marittime, al fine di sfruttare i venti d’alta quota sul mare, più forti e costanti. Le caratteristiche dell’installazione non richiedono infrastrutture rigide, aggirando così molte delle difficoltà tecniche ed economiche legate all’operatività in mare aperto delle turbine eoliche tradizionali. Tale soluzione è applicabile anche al sistema Carousel.

KIT BUS

K – BUS: Electric bus to extra fast charging by an automatic system that couples a paw moving a conductive mat placed under the area of the bus stop. The k-bus uses supercapacitors to recharge instantly instead of traditional batteries, obtaining advantages of cost, size, power consumption, logistics and disposal. The bus is fully recharged at each stop, in the normal time interval required for the ascent / descent of the passengers

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KiteGen Stem generator 3MW

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K – BUS: Electric bus to extra fast charging by an automatic system that couples a paw moving a conductive mat placed under the area of the bus stop. The k-bus uses supercapacitors to recharge instantly instead of traditional batteries, obtaining advantages of cost, size, power consumption, logistics and disposal. The bus is fully recharged at each stop, in the normal time interval required for the ascent / descent of the passengers

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Honorable Lawyer. Davide Baratto. CEO KiteGen Venture s.r.l Italy,with Vinicio Coello Chairman and Founder of Vigwines International, Barcelona Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honorable Sergio Bassino, Mechanical Dpt. SEQUOOIA automotion, KiteGen Italy, with Vinicio Coello Chairman and Founder of Vigwines International, Barcelona Spain

 

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Honorable Ing. Marco Ciccolini. International Business Devolopmet, KiteGen Venture s.r.l Italy, with Vinicio Coello Chairman and Founder of Vigwines International, Barcelona Spain

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Honorable MASSIMO IPPOLITO, Creator of Kite Gen Italy, with Vinicio Coello Chairman and Founder of Vigwines International, Barcelona Spain

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Honorable Stéphane Clinckart, CEO of EASY CPY LIMITED. Luxemburgo, with Vinicio Coello Chairman and Founder of Vigwines International, Barcelona Spain