WindLift, LLC, US
WindLift LLC was started in 2006 by Mr. Robert J. Creighton to develop a portable wind energy system. The WindLift system harnesses four line traction kites to harvest the wind. The current model is sized to replace five to twenty horsepower diesel and gasoline engines used for pumping water or compressing air in off-grid and off-shore locations. By leveraging strategic partnerships, WindLift will produce a manually operated model for regions where the cost of energy exceeds the cost of labor to operate WindLift. After full automation is realized WindLift will be poised to enter markets in the developed world.
Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract