Read more about Kitepower in their portfolio.
Henk Hutting is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the modern wind energy industry. He began his career in wind energy in 1982 when he got involved in the development of the first wind farm in the Netherlands; he then became the manager of a comprehensive research and development program covering all aspects of wind farming after which he set up and managed the wind energy consultancy department of KEMA.
Between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Hutting was managing director of Smart Tower, a joint venture of KEMA and Volker Stevin Offshore, specialising in the development of support structures for offshore wind turbines. This experience further extended his breadth and depth of knowledge of wind turbine design, engineering and hardware configuration.
From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Hutting was CEO of WinWind, a wind farm development company. In the beginning of 2007 he formed his own company, Hutting Windenergie B.V. Since 2006 he has served as CEO and shareholder of Growind, a company to develop and own a 63 MW wind farm in the Netherlands. Further, from 2007 until 2012 Hutting has been the CEO of Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd., a company to develop and own a 300 MW wind farm in Kenya.
In early 2008 Mr. Hutting led the founding of the Vader Piet entities to build and operate the wind farms on Aruba. The same year he joined NuCapital, Incorporated (BVI) as CEO. NuCapital specialises in the development, financing and commissioning of wind energy projects in the Caribbean and Central and South America. In 2014 he became main investor and Board member in Optixolar BV, a company dedicated to the improvement of the efficiency of solar panels.
In 2015 he joined Futerra as investor and Chairman of the Board. Futerra is developing a factory in Portugal to produce BioCoal out of waste wood. In addition Mr. Hutting also joined VBA Brazil, turned Acai pits into a valuable fuel while simultaneously eliminating a disposal problem in the city of Belem. Successively he invested in and gave management support to Yilkins Drying Systems, a Dutch company that builds drying and torrefaction systems for biomass. On board of Kitepower B.V. Mr. Hutting is now readily entering the airborne wind energy industry and actively preparing its first commercially viability.