Video: DG500 – The Launch of a World’s First Subsea Kite

December 21, 2018

As we look back on 2018, we see a year when the world really woke up to climate change and the fact that the time for talk is over and the time for action is now. Over the last year, we have seen an increasing understanding from key stakeholders and decision-makers that for a sustainable global energy transition, we need more renewable energy sources that can supply predictable and cost-effective electricity to the growing world population.

We also see a year where Minesto has made substantial progress to make sure that our unique ocean energy technology becomes a key component in the global clean energy transition.

In 2018, Minesto scaled up its patented concept for generating green electricity from low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents. Off the coast of Holyhead, North Wales we installed, commissioned and verified the Deep Green technology for the first time with a commercial-scale unit.

To acknowledge that, we have today published a film that not only showcases the great job performed by the Minesto team over the course of the year, but also how it all started and why Minesto's technology is a needed complement in a future sustainable energy system.

It is a celebration of and a testament to our incredible employees in Holyhead, Portaferry, Gothenburg and Taipei.

It is a taste of things to come.

It is the future of renewable energy.


Season’s Greetings from Minesto.


The DG500 project is supported by EU funds through the Welsh European Funding Office.