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Kitenergy Srl

A breakthrough innovation to overcome current renewable energy solutions. Light, dynamic and intelligent machines to exploit high-altitude wind.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Turin, Piedmont, Italy
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Our radical innovation converts high altitude wind energy (HAWE) into electricity, by exploiting the flight of automatically controlled tethered kites. The kites operate between 200-800m AGL, where wind power is 4x higher and more constant and with better global coverage. This result in renewable energy at a cost not only lower compared to state-of-the-art wind turbine generators but also interestingly competitive to conventional fossil sources.


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    Franco Taddei
    Mechanical and Electronical Development Manager

    Co-founder of Kitenergy Srl. He’s a renowned expert of mechanical engineering at international level with over 30 years of experience. In 1984 he founded CeSI, an engineering company that operates mainly in machine tools and precision mechanical engineering field. Since 1993 he’s lecturer of Industrial Tecnology at Università LIUC di Castellanza (VA). He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

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    Mario Milanese
    Scientific and Technical Development Manager

    Co-founder of Kitenergy Srl. Full Professor of systems and control at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) from 1980 to 2010. His research interests include identification, prediction, filtering and control of complex systems. He’s recognized as one of the key researcher in the field of high-altitude wind energy and is a key speaker at major international events. He is the author of more than 250 papers on these topics. He is inventor of 5 patents.

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    Managing Director

    Managing Director and co-founder of KITEnrg. He has over 14 years’ experience in management and development of major projects in the energy sectors having worked in the past for primary management consulting firms such as Arthur D. Little. Besides, he successfully started-up two companies. He graduated in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and holds a Master in Environmental Management conferred by EAEME.

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    Project Manager, Flight Operations Manager and Kites and ropes Development

    Since 2007 he has been working in the high-altitude energy generation research and development field. During this period, he achieved a relevant experience in aerodynamic development, airfoil design and flight operations. He graduated in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and has been Coordinator of various European FP7 Projects.
    R&D Project Coordinator, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction, advanced materials