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 of Delft University of Technology, while one researcher will be a social scientist. Co-financing comes from Ampyx Power and Kitepower. NEON will be an important project for AWE because it is focuses on the integration aspects of AWE in a future renewable energy energy economy.