Kitemill Sharing Real Operational Data

Kitemill AS, a leader in airborne wind energy technology, is excited to announce that we are now sharing real operational data on GitHub. This initiative aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and academic research in the renewable energy sector.

A Valuable Resource for Researchers

For some time now, Kitemill has been making this data available, and we are thrilled to see it being utilized by PhD candidates and students worldwide. The data provides valuable insights into the performance and operational parameters of our kite systems, offering a unique resource for those studying renewable energy technologies.

Encouraging More Engagement

We are proud of the positive response and the innovative research that has already emerged from the use of our data. To further this progress, we encourage more students and researchers to delve into this wealth of information. Whether you are working on a thesis, a research paper, or a project, Kitemill's operational data can provide a solid foundation for your work.

Analyzing and Publishing Findings

We strongly encourage researchers to analyze the shared data and publish their findings. By doing so, you can contribute to the broader understanding of airborne wind energy technology and demonstrate your expertise. We look forward to seeing the innovative research and practical applications that will emerge from your work based on these data.

Areas for Cooperation

Kitemill is particularly interested in collaborative work that highlights the strong value propositions of airborne wind energy (AWE). These include energy density, reduction of materials, and access to new and better wind resources. We believe that our data provides an important foundation for research that can support future outlook reports and contribute to the overall narrative of AWE. This research can play a crucial role in accelerating the transition to net zero by 2050 and potentially serve as the enabling factor for achieving net zero.

For example, Tareg Mohammed's PhD research, "Reverse Pumping for Rigid Wing Airborne Wind Energy Systems at Large Scale," utilized our data to address the problem of continuous flight in low-wind conditions. Whereas part of his study proposed a feedback control system for large-scale reverse pumping maneuvers, showcasing the feasibility and effectiveness of the approach through high-fidelity simulations. This research demonstrated the potential for reduced system mass and improved operational efficiency in low-wind scenarios. For more details on Tareg Mohammed's work, you can read about one of his publications here.

Calling on OEMs to Join the Movement

In addition to supporting academic research, we hope that our transparency will inspire other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the Airborne Wind Energy energy sector to share their data as well. By working together and sharing information, we can accelerate the development of sustainable energy solutions and drive the industry forward.

Explore the Data

The data shared includes detailed flight logs, performance metrics, and other operational details of our kite systems. This transparency not only supports academic endeavors but also contributes to a broader understanding of airborne wind energy technology.

Join Us on GitHub

We invite all interested parties to explore the data on our GitHub repository. You will find comprehensive datasets that can be used for a variety of research purposes. Additionally, we plan to continuously update the repository with new data and insights as our technology evolves.

Kitemill is committed to supporting the academic community and advancing the field of renewable energy. By sharing our operational data, we hope to inspire innovation, foster collaboration, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

For access to our data, please visit our GitHub repository.


We are excited about the opportunities that this initiative presents and look forward to seeing the groundbreaking research that will emerge from it. Let's work together to harness the power of wind energy and build a more sustainable world.

As a side note, Kitemill is actively looking for top PhD candidates who are passionate about renewable energy. If you are interested in contributing to cutting-edge research in this field, please get in touch with us.

For more information, updates, and to access our data, please visit our GitHub repository or contact us directly. Join us in this journey towards innovation and sustainability.

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