Makani’s airborne wind power system takes flight offshore
The first flights of Makani’s energy kite from a floating platform are a big step.
Makani’s energy kite flew over the North Sea. With demand for renewable energy on the rise, Makani’s first offshore flights could signify a breakthrough for floating offshore wind. Once commercialized, Makani’s kites have the potential to bring power to hundreds of millions of people living along the world’s coastlines where the wind is strong and steady, but the water is too deep to fix wind turbines to the ocean floor.