Windfarms using kites doesn’t require changes of today’s rules
In Kitemill we have had a good dialogue with the Civil Aviation Authorities the last couple of years. We are happy that the authorities cannot see the need for new rules for the installation of windfarms with flying kites, says the general manager in Kitemill, Thomas Hårklau.
After receiving the application from Kitemill, the aviation authorities have established two danger areas in relation to Kitemills operations during the last two years.
It assumes a good dialogue
- It is the evaluation from the civil aviation authorities that there will be no larger operative or more special challenges towards our activities then towards similar airborne activities. This assumes that there exists a good dialogue between the air traffic services, aviation authorities and us before we chose geographical locations, says Hårklau.
Approval from Aviation Authorities
The development of Kitemill its technical solutions has come a long way. The development of this new technology happened in Lista its industrial area in South Norway. There the company got approval from the aviation authorities, with support from Avinor and the Norwegian Defense. In October 2015 the company reproduced its record of autonomous energy production time and produced power.