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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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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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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NEON is one of the 5 large national Crossover Projects that were funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is coordinated by Eindhoven University of Technology and addresses the energy transition in the Netherlands, covering all aspects from generation, to network integration and consumption. Four of the 32 financed PhD researchers will be working on Airborne Wind Energy. Three of these four PhD researchers will be employed in the Airborne Wind Energy Research Group ...

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