Airborne Wind Europe features Wind Europe bulletin   As a member of Wind Europe, we would like to thank the opportunity that Giles Dickson and his team gave us to be present in its monthly bulletin in January 2023. Through an interview with our Secretary General, Kristian Petrick, we were able to point out the growth and development of airborne wind energy, its potential in the years ahead and the role of WindEurope in helping to make it mainstream. From the scratch Mr. Petrick started...

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Airborne Wind Europe is a partner in the MegaAWE project which brings Utility-scale Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) innovation closer to the market to cover the increasing demand for wind energy in North-West Europe (NWE). MegaAWE project is supported by the Interreg North-West Europe and the European Regional Development Fund. After more than two years working on behalf of the MegaAWE project and with still a year to go to continue executing a plan for AWES commercial prototype demos, the partners who...

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Kitekraft & Kitepower have reached new funding worth in $1,6 M and 850.000 EUR respectively Kitemil & Enerkite are running crowdfunding campaigns   Airborne Wind Europe as an association that works on behalf of the development of airborne wind energy wants to congratulate our members after getting new fundraising. Find out more below: Kitekraft raised new funding valued at $1,6 M to continue its development towards a first pilot installation. It comes from lead investor SCHWEIZER KAPITAL GLOBAL IMPACT FUND AG...

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Airborne Wind Europe attended the Kick-off online meeting of "JustWind4All"   Airborne Wind Europe is a partner in the new Horizon Europe project "JustWind4All" which focuses on social acceptance of wind energy. The Kick-off meeting brought together the consortium of twelve European partners led by the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) with the aim to activate synergies among diverse wind energy governance actors across Europe. With the recently presented REPowerEU Plan, the EU has increased the renewables target to 45% by...

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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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