A master thesis, commissioned by Airborne Wind Europe, TU Delft and Ampyx Power within the Interreg MegaAWE project, compared a theoretical 5MW fixed-wing Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) system with a 5 MW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) system. The results – even considering the various uncertainties of upscaling AWE to MW-scale –  are promising: The AWE system requires 70% less material than a HAWT system to produce the same amount of electricity. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the AWE...

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A new stamp sheet from PostNL and TU Delft focuses on the innovative capacity of The Netherlands. The illustrations on the stamps refer to various innovations developed by scientists from our university in collaboration with the government and businesses. The 10 stamps of the Innovative Netherlands stamp sheet show a cheerful illustration about a special innovation project of TU Delft, made by cartoonist Erwin Suvaal. On the stamps is clearly shown that innovation can be found in a wide range...

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