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Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2019

The 8th Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2019) will be held on 15-16 October 2019 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. (Technology & Innovation Centre TIC, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD, United Kingdom). AWEC 2019 is co-organised by the University of Strathclyde, Delft University of Technology and Airborne Wind Europe.

15 October 2019 - 16 October 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom

© Strathclyde University

Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) is an emerging renewable energy technology that aims to replace the use of fossil fuels for energy production on an economical basis. A characteristic feature of the various AWE concepts is the use of tethered flying devices to access wind energy at higher altitudes where the wind is more consistent. Over the past decade the AWE scientific and industrial community has grown considerably.

Several teams operate technology demonstrators in the electricity output range up to 80 kW. International Airborne Wind Energy Conferences have been held in Chico, CA, USA in 2009, in Stanford, CA, USA in 2010, in Leuven, Belgium in 2011, in Hampton, VA, USA in 2012, in Berlin, Germany in 2013, in Delft, the Netherlands in 2015 and in Freiburg, Germany in 2017. The recent AWEC conferences each had about 250 participants.

One-page abstracts should be submitted to until 11 June 2019 (extended), notification of acceptance is on 9 July 2019. For more information please visit

Accepted abstracts will be compiled into an illustrated book of abstracts that will be available in open access and distributed at the conference. The existing book series can be accessed at