Airborne Wind Energy Conference 2019

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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. The largest AWE demonstrator system to date is a 600kW system; many other demonstrator systems exist in the electricity output range up to 80 kW.


Kitepower co-founder, Roland Schmehl speaks at the AWEC 2019 opening conference.

The 8th International Airborne Wind Energy Conference will be held on 15-16 October 2019 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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:

  • AWES Development
  • Wind Resource & Energy Production
  • System Optimization & Cost Modeling
  • Regulation & Safety
  • Aerodynamic/Structural Modeling

Hope to see you there!