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On the dynamics of the kite carousel

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Offshore - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 Oct 201810 Oct 2018


Conference3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Offshore
Abbreviated titleRENEW2018


Kite based generators are being developed as the next iteration of renewable energy converters. One such design is based on generating power by using kites to induce movement in a vertical axis ground based generator, referred to as a kite carousel. This paper introduces a minimum-order model of such a kite and indicates the key scales and parameters that affect the performance of this kite-based generator. The model is validated using experimentally gained data. A physical model is used to determine the aerodynamic coefficients of a high performance kite. The resulting numerical model shows a potential power delivery of 360 W, with substantial room for improving yield.


3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Offshore


Lisbon, Portugal

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