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Harvesting Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) using Rigid Kites

Project description

The sky is the limit for wind power

Harnessing wind power is not a new concept. While offshore and onshore wind farms have advanced rapidly within the renewable energy sector, airborne wind energy has yet to take off. Wind is stronger and more consistent with higher altitude where kite turbines can operate and increase production output. The EU-funded AWE project will promote this new electricity-generating technology. Developed by the Norwegian Kitemill company, the kite is able to take off and land vertically and is almost invisible up in the sky. It also outperforms conventional wind turbines. These kites can replace thousands of decommissioned wind turbines offshore where the foundations can no longer carry heavy loads.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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Coordinator

KITEMILL AS
Address
Evangervegen 3
5704 Voss
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 442 116,25