Follow our path as we develop energy kites to expand access to stranded wind resources around the globe.
Makani CEO Fort Felker makes a call for collaboration across the wind industry to promote emerging technologies. Working together will expand access to stranded wind resources sooner, and will amplify the impact of offshore wind on mitigating the effects of climate change.
This week, people around the globe are supporting youth as they call for increased action to combat climate change. For many of us on the Makani team, developing a new technology that works to advance global adoption of renewable energy is an objective that is not just our job, it’s a personal mission. As individuals, we’re engaging in climate action in the ways that resonate for each of us — some folks are participating in organized marches and rallies, while others are buckling down and working harder to make energy kites a reality. For all of us at Makani, this is a time for action.
The first flights of Makani’s energy kite from a floating platform are a big step towards increased access to energy resources that are currently stranded above waters too deep for fixed wind turbines.
Makani has been successfully flying our M600 energy kite in Hawai’i since 2018
Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to bring energy kites to offshore environments