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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We are glad to welcome a new member to Airborne Wind Europe. The Institute for Flight System Dynamics is an academic and research facility at RWTH Aachen University. The focus of research activities lies in flight dynamics systems development and assessment of automated unmanned aircraft systems, including their flight control systems. Since the beginning of the 1970s, originally operated under the umbrella of free flight experiments, numerous sovereign national, European, and industrial R&D project relevant topics were researched and competencies developed....

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Elena Malz  will present and defend her PhD dissertation "Airborne Wind Energy - To fly or not to fly?" on 29 September 2020, 13:00 -- 16:00 CET, online. Elena started in 2016 as AWESCO PhD researcher at Chalmers University of Technology under the supervision of Sebastien Gros. Her work was part of the work package 2 on "System Design and Optimization" of airborne wind energy systems.  The presentation will be public. More details, including the PDF of the dissertation, can be...

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Makani is sharing 13 years of technical development and insights with the world via The Energy Kite Collection — a three-part technical report written by members of our team accompanied by resources including Makani’s open source Makani’s entire avionics, flight controls and simulation code repositories, flight logs for every crosswind flight of the M600 prototype, technical videos, and a non-assertion pledge for the free use of Makani’s worldwide patent portfolio.Also a feature length film to share Makani's journey from soft...

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