THE
PROBLEM

Island nations and remote outposts are dependent on petroleum products for baseload energy generation.

Renewable energy promises to break this unsustainable cycle, but traditional renewable technologies require huge capital investments with 10-20 year payback periods.

Poor nations simply can not afford this transition.

Airborne wind energy will be the lowest cost electricity of the 21st Century.

OUR SOLUTION

Windlift airborne wind energy offers a way out of this cycle. Requiring 95% less concrete and steel, Windlift’s anchored buoys allow tethered aerobots to harvest electricity anywhere there is wind, on and off-shore.  These anchored buoys can be quickly relocated as energy needs change, or to avoid the impact of large tropical storms.

Flying at 500-800 feet, the organic flight paths of Windlift’s machines move in harmony with the natural environment, avoiding the negative visual impact of permanent steel structures dotting the landscape and ocean vistas.

The elevated vehicles also provide an ideal platform for high-bandwidth communications and local security.

Windlift Airborne Wind Energy

A New Approach in Achieving Energy Security

OUR TEAM

  • OUR SKILLS


    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 100%
    TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT 96%
    AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 90%
    BIOTECHNOLOGY 70%
    COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 90%
    PROGRAMMING 80%

Rob Creighton – CEO

Rob had the idea for Windlift in 2004 while working in a biotechnology laboratory at UW-Madison. An inveterate tinker, Rob believed that recent advances in computer and materials technology would enable a new class of tethered aircraft to harness high altitude wind energy. After discovering the foundational work of Miles Loyd in 2007, Rob abandoned a career in biotechnology for Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) and never looked back.

Mark Aull – VP of Aerospace

Mark joined Windlift in 2013 and has greatly expanded the technical capabilities of the company. Coming from NASA Langley, Mark was instrumental in developing their AWE technology demonstrator. His background in aerospace engineering coupled with a gift for software and hardware integration have made him an invaluable addition to the Windlift team. While at Windlift, Mark is also pursuing his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Andy Stough – CTO

Andy joined Windlift in 2009 and leads technical development for the company. His rich background in mechanical engineering includes decades of experience at Caterpillar, Westinghouse, and Battelle. His broad experience managing complex projects and his technical brilliance have driven Windlift’s system development to ever greater heights.

JOIN US NOW!

We are interested in talking  to investors and professionals who are as passionate as we are about the next generation of airborne wind energy systems.

Address
5905 Triangle Dr
Raleigh, NC 27617
Email
info@windlift.com

 





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