As a joint venture partnership SkySails Power GmbH, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH and Leibniz University Hannover are creating and testing a totally automated airborne wind vitality system.
Flying techniques reminiscent of e.g. kites can harness renewable energy in greater air layers the place greater vitality and extra secure wind speeds prevail. High-altitude wind know-how might thus develop into a pioneering complement to traditional wind vitality use. The goal of the analysis venture “SkyPower100”, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), is to develop and take a look at a totally automated airborne wind vitality system with a nominal output of 100 kilowatts by 2020. The system is meant to work autonomously and begin, land and stow the kite by itself. It shall show these abilities for a number of months. During this pilot operation, the consortium intends to realize insights into the scaling of high-altitude wind energy know-how into the megawatt class on shore. On high of that, it needs to additional enhance the effectivity and reliability of the know-how for future offshore use.
SkySails Power GmbH coordinates the venture and contributes the know-how and operational expertise within the subject of automated kite techniques. It is accountable for the event, manufacturing, set up and testing of the pilot system. EWE Offshore Service & Solution GmbH is accountable for the positioning search, venture planning, approval, improvement, basis in addition to for the grid connection of the demonstrator. The Karlsruhe-based vitality firm EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is investigating the potential for high-altitude wind within the goal markets and the respective approval state of affairs within the venture. The Institute of Propulsion Systems and Power Electronics of the Leibniz University Hannover is accountable for the design and the investigation of the powertrain. (Source and picture: Skysails)
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