Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2017

Joining 7th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference

05.10.2017 till 06.10.2017
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
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The conference
In October 2017 the 7th Airborne Wind Energy Conference (AWEC 2017) will be held at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. Leading researchers and speakers from industry will gather at this international conference to discuss the latest developments and the state of the art in the field of Airborne Wind Energy. Kitepower is a gold sponsor of the conference and will present its current system and technology at the venue.

The conference is intended as reference for companies, politicians, researchers, scientists, investors, professionals and students interested or active in the innovative field of Airborne Wind Energy. Submitted abstracts will be selected and arranged in such a way that the conference will provide a consistent compilation of existing prototypes and models, fundamental theories, current research and development activities as well as economic, investment and regulatory aspects. Besides the R&D and technical sessions it is of special interest to have an investment & finance session. All investors (VC, family offices, Corporate Ventures, private investors etc.) are welcome to contribute their interest, expectation or existing experience about AWE-financing to the conference.

    The topics of the conference will include, but are not limited to:

  • Historical developments

  • Practical experiences and prototypes

  • High altitude wind resource

  • Wind measurement and weather conditions

  • Political issues and requirements

  • Policy development and roadmapping

  • Drag and traction power conversion

  • Performance characterisation

  • Flight stability, dynamic models and control

  • Structural and aerodynamic analysis

  • Materials

  • Kite and tether design and manufacture

  • Generators and electrical subsystems

  • Reliability and safety assessment

  • Economic potential

  • Ecological impacts and footprint

  • Sustainability & Climate change

  • Deployment scenarios and crossover applications

  • Financing strategies

  • Regulations and insurance

  • Investors perspective

Kitepower at AWEC 2017

Thursday, 5 October:

Benoît Python,
Methodology Improvement for Performance: Assessment of Pumping Kite Power Wing

Johannes Peschel,
Kitepower: Commercializing a 100 kW mobile wind energy system

Friday, 6 October:

Joep Breuer,
Unmanned Valley Valkenburg: Drone and Airborne Wind Energy Testing in the Netherlands

Roland Schmehl,
EU Horizon 2020 projects AWESCO and REACH: Advancing Airborne Wind Energy Technologies by Systematic Research and Development

The venue

The conference is located right in the historic center of Freiburg known as a city with a strong commitment to renewable energies. The city is located at the edge of the Black Forest and famous for its sunny weather and medieval architecture.