Energy kite flight footage from Hawai’i
Makani has been successfully flying our M600 energy kite in Hawai’i since 2018
Since our first flights at our Hawai’i Island site in 2018, we’ve been steadily testing our energy kite in the island’s strong winds. Flight testing is how we gather the data and real world experience necessary to validate our models and confirm that our airborne wind power system is on the path to commercialization.
Our name, Makani celebrates Hawai’i’s incredible wind resource, as well as Hawai’i’s leadership in promoting sustainability and energy independence. Some of our first power-generating prototypes were tested on Maui in 2008, and it is a privilege to now test our kites on Hawai’i Island.
We’re excited to share a few videos from some of our flights earlier this year.