Airborne Wind Europe learned recently of the decision of the court of The Hague to grant ‘suspension of payments’ to member company Ampyx Power. The court has appointed a trustee to investigate options and find new investors. Founded in 2008, Ampyx has been a key player in the development of airborne wind energy systems (AWES). While Ampyx successfully, and repeatedly, demonstrated the technical viability of its systems, the deployment of new technologies is notoriously complex and costly, and such setbacks...

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A recent United Nations paper on emerging climate technologies in the energy supply sector gave considerable consideration to airborne wind. The paper demonstrated a thorough understanding of airborne technology, clearly outlining the key benefits and downsides in comparison to other energy systems in over 60 references. The technical paper, which provides an “overview of the technologies, their state of play, and potential climate change mitigation and adaptation impacts” was developed with the contribution of the Government of Japan. This coverage follow the...

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Registration is now open. https://awec2021.com/registration We will see fascinating documentations of industrial developments, ongoing research projects and engaging panel discussions about key themes for the commercialization of the technology. In addition to the learning component, the conference will also be the perfect opportunity to network within the emerging community. See you at AWEC 2021 on 22-24 June 2022 in Milan! ...

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