About Kitewinder

 

Kitewinder is a French company based in Bordeaux, that designs and manufactures airborne wind turbines capable of harvesting high-altitude winds. Our frontwind kite power systems provide a reliable and sustainable power supply in nomadic situations and can cover the needs of remote sites.

The team

Olivier Normand

Olivier Normand

Co-founder

Olivier Normand is the founder of Kitewinder. He has a master degree in engineering from the University of Bordeaux and a master degree in spatial technics of the University of Toulouse. He worked for 7 years in the aeronautical industry. He got the idea of Kitewinder in 2003 when he was still a student, during a train trip from Toulouse to Bordeaux. He launched Kitewinder in 2014.

« My main concern is to offer truly eco-friendly products : Kiwee One produces green energy and it’s built with the fewest raw materials possible »

Dominique Rochier

Dominique Rochier

Co-founder

Dominique Rochier has crossed Australia in a solar car in 1996. In 2007, he created the company Exosun (solar trackers). As a CEO & research director, he spent 3 years collaborating with Schneider Electric on BIPBOP, a program of electrification in Africa. Passionate about renewable energies, he joined Olivier as co-founder of Kitewinder in 2016.

 

« Dealing with issues related to travel and energy self-sufficiency gives me a sense of freedom. Developing & diffusing such an economically viable technique represents an enticing challenge for me. »

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