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Resource Efficient Automatic Conversion of High-Altitude Wind

Objective

The proposed action aims for the commercialisation of an airborne wind energy system. This innovative solution allows supplying remote communities and off-grid areas with reliable and clean electricity in a cost-competitive way. The multinational consortium is coordinated by enevate who acts as system integrator, three industry suppliers for the system components ground station, inflatable wing and kite control unit, and one research organisation that has pioneered the specific technology. The involved parties aim for delivering the first commercial unit in 2017. The first product to enter market will be branded e100, corresponding to its rated electrical power of 100 kW. The proposed action reacts to a persisting market opportunity based on a strong mix of industrial experience and innovation capacity. The go-to-market strategy initially targets the niche of microgrids, while the key objectives address economical, industrial and social challenges and shape the consortium's road map to play a significant role in the EU's energy mix of 2030.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 363 702,45

Participants (5)

ENEVATE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 511 172
Address
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRMATO GROUP BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Amentstraat 17
6039 RA Stramproy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAXON MOTOR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 172,75
Address
Untere Ziel 1
79350 Sexau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MX PRODUCTION
France
EU contribution
€ 88 056,68
Address
Technopole Izarbel
64210 Bidart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DROMEC BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 373 028,25
Address
Steenoven 13
3911 TX Rhenen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)