AWE systems

The Airborne Wind Energy Conference, the main event of AWE, gathers experts from academia and AWE industry to express their ideas and share the latest outcomes from their research activities during the three days of the conference.

AWEC 2024

24-26 April 2024 (upcoming)

Universidad Carlos III Madrid

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How does it work?

Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) produce electricity using kites or wings which are attached by a tether to a ground station. 

There are two phases: 

  1. Power phase: The kite flies cross-wind in figures of eight, reeling-out the tether which turns the drum to which the generator – located in the ground station – is connected. Power is generated. 

2. Retraction phase. The tether is reeledin again and the kite dives down back to the starting position. This requires about 20% of the energy produced in the power phase. 

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    AWE White Paper 2022

    How does it look like?

    Airborne Wind Energy is ready to complement renewable energy deployment as a game-changer solution that allows untapped wind resources to be harnessed at high altitudes (up to 600 m) while reducing material requirements by up to 90% compared to wind turbines.

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