Developing the future of airborne wind energy

N/A | August 5, 2018

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At Kiteswarms, we are developing the future of wind energy. We are building vertically ascending kites that are interlinked and rise together to a great height with stable wind conditions. This allows us to constantly harvest wind energy in abundance compared to conventional wind turbines. We develop the next disruptive technology in the energy market, to make sustaining our global energy needs green, save and available for everybody.

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Genero

Genero provides asset management support services to the onshore and offshore wind industry. Inspection services include end of construction inspections, end of warranty inspections, statutory inspections, rotor blade inspections. Our rotor blade services also include repairs (in-situ and on ground), NDT (Ultrasonic Phased Array / Thermography) and mechanical completion.

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