Airborne wind energy (AWE) is wind 2.0 – a game-changing solution accessing the large untapped wind resource potential at heights above those accessed by established wind technology.It enables more energy to be extracted at lower carbon intensity and eventually at lower cost. Europe and other areas in the world need to access all viable natural resources they can, and AWE, alongside established wind technology, should be considered as one of the key solutions to our energy decarbonisation challenge. Dwonload White Paper...

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The first Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) systems are now commercially available. This webinar will focus on the benefits of this innovative technology, its future cost developments, deployment potential and the sector's imminent needs regarding policy and regulation. The webinar is directed to policy makers, utilities and wind project developers. Agenda: 10:00 -10:10 (CEST): Introduction to Airborne Wind Energy - Kristian Petrick, Secretary General, Airborne Wind Europe 10:10 - 10:35: White Paper: Getting airborne - the need to realise the benefits of Airborne Wind Energy...

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Location: Airborne Wind Europe office, Brussels, BelgiumWork percentage: 100% (optional part-time)Expected start date: 21 October 2022Type of contract: IndefiniteClosing date: 16 September 2022 Communication and Project Manager (PDF) BackgroundThe industry association Airborne Wind Europe is recruiting a Communication Specialist located in Brussels. Airborne Wind Europe is the association of the European Airborne Wind Energy industry. It promotes the generation of energy from high altitude winds by means of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) systems. AWE is an emerging technology with great potential to significantly contribute to the future energy...

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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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A panel of Shell technology experts has selected Airborne Wind Europe´s member Windswept and Interesting Ltd, a start-up company based in Shetland, UK, to receive advice and funding through the Shell GameChanger programme. https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/entrepreneurs-and-start-ups/shell-gamechanger/shell-gamechanger-supports-windswepts-kite-turbine-automation-project.html ...

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Congressionally directed report by Department of Energy, Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), assessing the potential for, and technical viability of, Airborne Wind Energy in the United States, published.WETO completed an assessment of the potential for, and technical viability of, airborne wind energy systems as means to provide a significant source of energy in the United States. Challenges and Opportunities for Airborne Wind Energy in the United States (Nov.21) www.energy.gov/eere/wind/articles/new-report-discusses-opportunities-and-challenges-airborne-wind-energy ...

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iea Wind task 48 Airborne Wind Energy was successfully kicked off on 27/ 28 October 2021. Altogether more than 100 people from 15 countries and over 60 institutions worldwide have attended the meeting. https://iea-wind.org/task48/ ...

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