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HARNESSING WIND ENERGY TO POWER HAWAII ISLANDS

Groundbreaking airborne wind energy systems (AWE) revolutionize how the wind is harnessed and converted into electricity. We believe it is the key that will unlock 100% renewables around the clock.

WHO WE ARE

Nidon Wind Power Inc. (NWP) was established to develop, own, and operate Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) farm projects in Hawaii based on SkySails AWE technology. We are an exclusive distributor of SkySails Power GmbH in Hawaii with the ability to buy, resell and market the technology worldwide. Our team is comprised of leading clean energy, engineering, legal, and accounting experts in Hawaii.

 
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SKYSAILS AWE

SkySails Power airborne wind energy systems are a reliable and economic alternative to conventional decentralized energy solutions such as wind turbines, solar installations, or diesel generators. Whereas surface friction reduces wind speeds closer to the ground, the wind energy potential can be significantly greater at higher altitudes. SkySails Power systems harness this energy with large and fully automatic power kites. The kite‘s tractive force drives a generator inside the ground station that produces electricity.

 

Driven by the wind, the automatically controlled power kite rises in figures of eight. As it gains altitude, it unwinds a tether from a winch on the ground. The tractive force drives a generator inside the winch that produces electricity. This is called the “work phase”. Once the tether has reached its maximum extension, the autopilot steers the kite into a neutral position with minimal drag and lift. While consuming only a fraction of the energy generated during the work phase, the generator now acts as a motor and reels in the tether.

 
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"The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk"

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

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