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. Download 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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AWEurope is a partner organisation in two successful consortium proposals for Horizon funding; JustWind4all, and Meridional. As it is acknowledged that Europe is not planning and permitting enough wind energy, JustWind4All aims to activate synergies among diverse wind energy governance actors across Europe and between their goals and benefits by using different research methodologies (e.g. impact assessment, energy systems modelling, multi-criteria mapping) to provide knowledge, practical guidelines, instruments, strategies and training activities that support the acceleration of on- and offshore wind...

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Nearly 200 industry professionals gather in Milan to discuss market trends and technological developments The 9th edition of the Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC) closed on Friday 24th in Milan and saw 180 key actors gather to debate challenges and opportunities in the pursuit of the launch of further airborne technologies. Many delegates were greatly enthused to attend an in-person event again and feedback was very positive on a programme covering business development, techno-economic studies, innovations in materials and production processes. "The conference covered a...

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Next week will see the opening of the 9th edition of the International Airborne Wind Energy Conference, we caught up with two key contributors, Chris Vermillion and Lorenzo Fagiano, to hear their insights on the sector and the wider energy industry. Chris Vermillion, Associate Professor at North Carolina State University: Your work covers a broad scope of wind energy research, what are the most recent developments or trends you’ve seen that indicate accelerated change in the sector? One of the most exciting developments...

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The airborne wind community are happy to welcome Kitenrg to the Airborne Wind Europe network. The Turin based company were launched in 2010 and work on innovating ultralight kites tethered to a ground-based generator. Kitenrg recently moved to a brand new HQ with 500 m2 of offices and workshop space, and are making great strides with their latest technology the KE60 Mark II . For further information please visit their website or get in touch at info@kitnrg.com ...

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Members were very encouraging to see this initiative maintain momentum as Italy was welcomed as the latest and 10th member country of Task 48. Started in 2021, Task 48 aims to build a strong community that works together to identify and mitigate the barriers to the development and deployment of #airborne wind energy systems. Other countries are still invited to join Task 48, please visit the website for further detail: https://iea-wind.org/task48 ...

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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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