OCEANERGY develops the KITE GAS SHIP system, a mobile wind power plant, which harvests wind energy on the open ocean, far from land. The reason to go to the deep offshore environment is the availability of much higher wind speeds. The power gained from wind is a cubic function of the wind speed, so 2x higher wind speed means 8x more power. The main propulsion system of the KITE GAS SHIP is a kite.
A kite can actively fly and increase apparent wind speed over the actual wind. In total the KITE GAS SHIP can harvest about 80 times more wind energy than onshore wind turbines.