Lunch Lecture: The Challenge of Harnessing Wind Energy from Kites
A Brief Introduction To Kitepower's Technological Mission
Lecture Room G, TU Delft Aerospace Engineering Faculty
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sailsR.Larkens
Joep Breuer, Technical Manager at TU Delft start-up Kitepower, will present a lunch lecture on the exciting new research in generating power using kites. Kitepower's patented technology is a game-changer in the wind energy sector, using 90% less material and being twice as efficient as existing technology.
Joep Breuer graduated in 2006 at the group of Wubbo Ockels on a rigid/inflatable kite. He continued this work at the Empa in Switzerland till 2009. In those early years he collaborated with the founders of major players in Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) such as Twingtec, Makani and Ampyx. After this he gained experience in industry as a technical manager for composite structures in the aerospace industry. In 2016 he returned to the AWE community as Technical Manager of Kitepower.