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Building flying wind turbines.

Kitekraft systems consist of a tethered electric aircraft, a.k.a. a kite. The kite has 8 onboard (flying) wind turbines. It autonomously flies in figure eights and generates electrical energy from the wind. Our systems need 10x less construction materials compared to a conventional wind turbine and our systems cost half as much.

Jobs at Kitekraft

Kitekraft
Founded:2019
Team Size:6
Location:Munich, Germany

Active Founders

Florian Bauer

Electrical and control engineer. Electrical Engineering PhD on "Multidisciplinary Optimization of Drag Power Kites" from Technical University of Munich. Published more than a dozen of research papers about flying wind turbine technology. Inventor of 5 patents pending. Passionate about renewable energies and anything that flies.

Florian Bauer
Florian Bauer
Kitekraft

Christoph Drexler

Graduated in mechanical engineering at Technical University of Munich. Delved into aerodynamics in master thesis optimizing Kitekraft's airfoils. Heavy interest in sustainability and technological advances tackling climate change, to which the solutions lie in the "We", not in the "I".

Christoph Drexler
Christoph Drexler
Kitekraft

André Frirdich

Aerodynamics engineer, graduated from Technical University of Munich. Focused on aircraft, helicopter, and wind turbine technology. Wrote master thesis about flying wind turbine aerodynamics optimization. Personal motivation powered by the vision of changing the world's energy generation.

André Frirdich
André Frirdich
Kitekraft

Maximilian Isensee

Renewable energy engineer. Co-founder of climate NGO "Protect Our Winters Germany". Former start-up consultant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Working on solving climate change.

Maximilian Isensee
Maximilian Isensee
Kitekraft