How does it work?
There are two phases:
- Power phase: The kite flies cross-wind in figures of eight, reeling-out the tether which turns drum to which the generator – located in the ground station – is connected. Power is generated.
- Retraction phase: The tether is reeled-in again and the kite dives down back to the starting position. This requires about 20% of the energy produced in the power phase.
AWE White Paper 2022
The White Paper on AWE by BVG Associationes, commissioned by Airborne Wind Europe in 2022, lays out the benefits and challenges of the AWE sector, the potential deployment scenarios and cost developments in the short-, mid- and long-term until 2050, as well as required public support.
How does it look like?
Airborne Wind Energy is about to become a game-changing solution which allows accessing the large untapped wind resource at high altitudes enabling more energy to be extracted at lower carbon intensity and eventually at lower cost.
Airborne Wind Europe latest publications
RED III: Airborne Wind Energy is ready to contribute to the 5% target for innovative technologies
Press Release Tomorrow, the trilogue negotiations on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) enter into their final phase. The Airborne Wind Energy sector welcomes the proposed 5% target for innovative renewable energy technologies and calls on all...
MegaAWE Info Brief on Airborne Wind Energy White Paper published
Airborne Wind Europe is a partner in the MegaAWE project which brings Utility-scale Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) innovation closer to the market to cover the increasing demand for wind energy in North-West Europe (NWE). MegaAWE project is supported by the Interreg...
Airborne wind energy continues attracting private capital
Kitekraft & Kitepower have reached new funding worth in $1,6 M and 850.000 EUR respectively Kitemil & Enerkite are running crowdfunding campaigns Airborne Wind Europe as an association that works on behalf of the development of airborne wind energy...
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