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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