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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: 

  1. 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. 
  1. Retraction phase. The tether is reeledin 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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AWE White Paper 2022

How does it look like?

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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KRO-NCRV Dutch TV features AWEurope member Kitepower

KRO-NCRV Dutch TV features AWEurope member Kitepower

Airborne Wind Europe Board member and Kitepower co-founder, Dr. Roland Schmehl, welcomed sustainable lifestyle expert Marieke Eyskoot to the Kitepower headquarters in Delft, The Netherlands. Schmehl explained through a TV report broadcasting how Airborne Wind Energy...

POWAIR becomes a new Airborne Wind Europe member

POWAIR becomes a new Airborne Wind Europe member

Airborne Wind Europe is proud to announce that POWAIR Group is joining us as a new member. POWAIR is a world leader in the production of powered paragliders. This company is the owner of the Dudek Paragliders brand, under which they have been making paragliders since...

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