On EnerKíte, the shine of success is not only coloured by the Efficient Solution Label. We are directly linked by technological innovation, because the chief engineer of Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse Project was also involved in the development of the ultra-light EnerKíte wing. With the Solar Impulse airplane Piccard has also crossed technological boundaries. In the twelve years between the start of the project and the round-the-world flight in 2016, he spared neither expense nor trouble in making the impossible...

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Wind energy is key for NWE to meet the Paris Agreements. NWE’s extended coastlines provide huge potential. But today’s wind turbines encounter limitations, both on-shore (space, public acceptance) and off-shore (space, water depth). SMEs in NWE are strongly positioned to develop a novel alternative that addresses these issues: Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES), aircraft tethered to compact ground-based generators. With AWES, new locations for wind energy can be unlocked (incl. floating offshore, rural onshore). Energy is harvested efficiently, reducing materials, foundations and carbon footprint, while lower visual impact can...

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The first flights of Makani’s energy kite from a floating platform are a big step. Makani’s energy kite flew over the North Sea. With demand for renewable energy on the rise, Makani’s first offshore flights could signify a breakthrough for floating offshore wind. Once commercialized, Makani’s kites have the potential to bring power to hundreds of millions of people living along the world’s coastlines where the wind is strong and steady, but the water is too deep to fix wind turbines...

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We are proud to announce, that Airborne Wind Europe is now member of WindEUROPE. Our main common goal is to translate business challenges into policy recommendations and communicate them to EU institutions, national governments and international organisations. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the association and all members. ...

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Airborne Wind Europe attended the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019. In the past years the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. https://2019.energydialogue.berlin/...

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Airborne Wind Energy becoming reality. World's first large scale permanent #AWE test site built by @makanipower of @Google in Hawaii to fly their 600 kW energy kite later this year. http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/08/27/north-hawaii-news/ride-like-the-wind-makani-energy-kite-test-flights-in-the-works-lift-off-later-this-year/ … @AmpyxPower and @EON_SE_en to follow with Ireland test site next year....

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