About AWEurope

Association

Airborne Wind Europe is the association of the European airborne wind energy industry.

Airborne Wind Europe encourages high-level discussions on generation of energy from high-altitude winds by means of kite energy systems, wind drones and other airborne wind energy systems and encourages research, innovation and exchange of technical information among entrepreneurs, suppliers, utilities, developers,  energy consumers, equipment manufacturers, financial institutions and universities

Airborne Wind Europe promotes the generation of energy from high altitude winds by means of airborne wind energy systems. It represents the interests of the airborne wind energy industry as well as academia to decision makers in politics and business, provides reliable and high-quality information and data on airborne wind energy and is coordinating the industry at all levels.

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The global rendezvous for the wind energy industry awaits you in Hamburg from the 22nd to 25th of September 2020 with open conference concept for all visitors unter the theme #climatefirst

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The 8th Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2019) was held on 15-16 October 2019 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. For further information please look at the conference website

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Airborne Wind Europe is the association of the European airborne wind energy industry. Our members are the leading European Airborne Wind Energy companies, universities and research centers.

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About Airborne Wind Energy

Airborne Wind Energy is a wind energy technology that is based on flying blades or wings attached to the ground by a thether. Two main principles exist how the wind energy can be turned into electricty. Either by mini wind turbines and generators mounted on the flying wing (first picture) or by having the wing pull on the tether and having the tether unwind from a drum on the ground, which is driving the generator (second picture). This ground generation method requires reeling the tether back in (third picture), which leads to a pumping or yoyo motion.

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AWES: electricity generation in the air (first picture) and on the ground (pumping mode, second and third picture)

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Team

The executive team members of Airborne Wind Europe work together with our members to achieve the goals of Airborne Wind Europe.

Udo Zillmann

Secretary General

Brussels / Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 17 32 63 200

Kristian Petrick

Policy and Regulation

Brussels / Sitges (Barcelona)

Phone: +34 637 710 451

Stefanie Thoms

Organization

Brussels / Berlin

Phone: +32 2 7396212

Address/Contact

Airborne Wind Europe
Avenue de la Renaissance 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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Working Groups

The following working groups of Airborne Wind Europe have been established:

Working Group “AWE Safety and Technical Guidelines”

 

The objective is to address all safety related aspects of the AWE system components (kite, tether, ground station), operations, noise emissions, power curves and other issues that shall be described in technical guidelines. The Working Group will also define ways on how to efficiently conduct the permitting process in cooperation with airspace authorities.

Working Group “AWEurope Roadmap”

 

The objective is to define a roadmap for the European AWE sector and develop a storyline for the AWE sector to communicate a consistent picture towards policy makers, investors, clients, media, public, and other stakeholders.

Working Group “Environmental and Public Acceptance”

 

The objective is to investigate issues and potential solutions or mitigation measures for AWE impacts on birds and other wildlife, visual impact, noise, public acceptance, community participation / consultation, etc. Methodologies and tools for Environmental Impact Assessments may be developed.

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Members

Our members are the leading European Airborne Wind Energy companies, universities and research centers, suppliers, customers and supporters of the Airborne Wind Energy industry.

Leading Members & Airborne Wind Energy Companies

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Universities and Research Centers

Suppliers

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