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How does it work?
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) produce electricity using kites or wings which are attached by a tether to a ground station.
There are two phases:
- Power phase: The kite flies cross-wind in figures of eight, reeling-out the tether which turns the drum to which the generator – located in the ground station – is connected. Power is generated.
- Retraction phase. The tether is reeled–in again and the kite dives down back to the starting position. This requires about 20% of the energy produced in the power phase.
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Airborne Wind Energy is ready to complement renewable energy deployment as a game-changer solution that allows untapped wind resources to be harnessed at high altitudes (up to 600 m) while reducing material requirements by up to 90% compared to wind turbines.
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