AWE systems

The Airborne Wind Energy Conference, the main event of AWE, gathers experts from academia and AWE industry to express their ideas and share the latest outcomes from their research activities during the three days of the conference.

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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. 

2. 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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    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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    Spanish newspaper ABC features Airborne Wind Energy sector

    Spanish newspaper ABC features Airborne Wind Energy sector

    "Diario ABC", one of the most historic and prestigious newspapers in Spain, features Airborne Wind Energy sector in the run-up to the AWEC 2024. An article written by María José Pérez Barco, who had already published one piece about AWE one year ago, points out how...

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