Kite For Sail LLC
Location: PO BOX 791266, Paia, Hawaii, United States United States
Founded in: 2004
Stage: Profitable
Number of employees: 1-5
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Kite For Sail LLC

High Tech Sail Solutions
Paia, Hawaii, United States United States
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Kite For Sail technology provides a direct towing force and offers the best possible renewable energy system for modern marine vessels. Furthermore, the Hawaiian Islands offer ideal wind conditions and a maritime industry that can effectively utilize the kite sail for fuel, emissions and cost reduction.

During optimal conditions the kite sail can reduce fuel use by up to 50 percent. From tug & barge, freighter and container ships-kite sails can be used to retain millions of dollars in the local economy, reduce greenhouse emissions and global warming and create new green jobs in the state of Hawaii.

The kite sail is deployed in favorable conditions with wind above 10 knots. After deployment is initiated the kite sail unfurls and ascends to higher altitude where stronger and more consistent winds prevail.

Retrieval is preformed in reverse order of deployment. A specialized winch winds up the control lines and the kite sail is stowed away.

During low wind and unfavorable conditions the kite sail remains in a compact storage compartment. The Kite For Sail system now offers shipping companies a competitive advantage to reduce fuel costs and emissions. Systems can pay for themselves after 2 to 5 years depending on the cost of fuel, wind conditions and operable courses.

Hawaii's history is inextricably linked to maritime exploration and innovation. Hawaiian legend even tells of the great demi-god Maui using a giant kite to pull his double hulled canoe on voyages throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Sometimes, in order to move forward, we must return to the ideas of the past. Present day economic and environmental factors justify the adoption of Kite For Sail technology for worldwide maritime transportation.