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Published on May 16, 2017
In December 2016, Makani generated electricity with an energy kite designed to produce up to 600 kilowatts (kW) for the first time. Our largest kite to date, it measures 85 feet across, and has 8 onboard rotors that are each 7.5 feet in diameter. For comparison, our previous prototype Wing 7, was a 20 kW system measuring 25 feet across with 4 rotors 2.23 feet in diameter. Learn more about Makani by visiting: https://x.company/makani/