Hi all, I will try to reply point by point :
About our choice to go on small wind market : Solar and windmill are available at competitive price. Yes but this market (small wind ) is not mature because performance at low height is really bad. Going higher for small wind makes a lot more sense than for big wind turbine. This big wind turbine market is mature, operational and bankable. Utility scale awes claims years ago they will divide Kwh price by 2… 10 years later, still nothing and big wind has divide its price by 2… They won’t be able to be competitive before at least a decade in my opinion. How would they survive during that time ?
Abot our NGO positionning. We deliver to them for free. We let people back a part of a kiwee for those NGO. A kiwee is then given to them. We already have a partnership with one called “Organisation Science International”. They do endangered species photography and need mobility because they change spot every day. Dominique is in charge to teach kids from this NGO how to use Kiwee. We already did a mission in Kazhakstan last year. So as you can read, this idea is really well thought.
About use case : Many situations needs mobility or at least the possibility to uninstall the product to avoid stealing. with 100 W you could pump water , do desalinization, lighting, recharge portable electric tool, phone charging … use cases are limitless. And don’t forget you could use plenty of them , they fly frontwind. Saying hundred watts are useless but kilowatts are not has no justification.
One more thing to explain, you could see kiwee as a power generator but it could also be used as a totem. For the surf school for example or any professional working on the seaside. You could also think to festival.
Olivier from kitewinder