WESC 2021 Mini Symposium on Multi-Kite Airborne Wind Energy Sysytems

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This is always a mistake and should be funny…

Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems are emerging technologies that aim to diversify the methods of power generation from wind beyond existing conventional wind turbines. Over the past couple of decades, airborne wind has introduced novel and disruptive concepts for capturing higher altitude wind energy at locations currently out of reach to traditional wind turbines. This, together with reduced mass, lower emissions and predicted cheaper LCOE, motivates the continued development of AWE systems from fundamental design through to commercialisation.

The majority of AWE designs use single kites, novel concepts in AWE include multi-kite systems. The networking of multiple kites can bring several advantageous including; improving overall efficiency through decreasing tether drag and increasing utilisation of available airspace, reduced control requirements and inbuilt redundancy. This Mini-Symposium will focus on novel multi-kite AWE systems exploring the possible architectures and their development. The forum encourages contributions from early stage designs and innovative improvements to existing concepts.

So what are you waiting for get preparing …
Submission deadline 17th Jan
the summary of it, which can also be found on the WESC website under theme 10

In the interest of balance ,
since it seems all yo-yo AWES is to scared or gagged to address an open forum…
we should note there will be other AWES presenters at WESC 2021

@rschmehl Prof Roland Schmehl, the high heed yin of AWES academia will lead a session.

And a session with holistic technology assessment of AWES
will be hosted by Dr Jochem Weber from NREL.

The text of the 2 documents
Theme 10: Emerging Technologies and Special Sessions Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimisation Prof. Roland Schmehl1, Prof. Lorenzo Fagiano2 'TU Delft,2Polytechnic University of Milan Airborne wind energy systems use tethered flying devices for harvesting wind energy. The tethered connecti- on to the ground introduces a large number of degrees of freedom which, on the one hand, require conti- nuous control and present severe challenges for complete automation and reliability, but, on the other hand, also offer many opportunities for optimizing the design and operation of the systems. For example, using a tether drastically reduces the material effort of wind energy harvesting compared to conventional turbines and allows accessing higher altitudes while continuously adjusting to the available wind resource. As a result achievable capacity factors are considered to be higher than for turbines with fixed operational height Driven by the commercial development of airborne wind energy systems, many computational tools and experimental techniques have emerged over the last decade. This Mini-Symposium focuses on contributions in the areas of system modeling, control and optimization of airborne wind energy systems. Covered are also tools for system and component design, reference designs and simulation models, methods for reliability and safety engineering, wind resource modeling, performance analysis, aerodynamic characterization of kites, aeroelasticity as well as operational aspects such as laun- ching and landing. Both theoretical and experimental contributions are welcome. 25-28 MAY HANNOVER, GERMANY


Theme 10: Emerging Technologies and Special Sessions 25-28 MAY HANNOVER, GERMANY Performance Metrics and Technology Assessment of Airborne Wind Energy Systems Dr. Jochem Weber, Dr. Robert Thresher NREL Airborne wind energy systems are at various pre-commercial stages of technology development and a diver- sity of technology archetypes, operational principles and designs are under development As for many resource intensive technology development challenges and especially where a multitude of solution concepts and technological implementations are possible it is critical to acquire a clear, holistic and solution-agnostic formulation of the problem statement in form of stakeholder and functional requirements for all operational modes and over the life-cycle of the system. In order to progress the technology development towards successful realization a multitude of relevant performance characteristics need to be monitored and improved to satisfy the requirements. These may vary from simple performance metrics, through more complex compound trade-offs to comprehensive technolo- gy assessment methods and tools which are supported by simulation tools, validation and testing at compo- nent, subsystems and systems levels as well as by guided expert judgement. This Mini-Symposium will reflect on the state of the art of performance metrics and technology assessment of airborne wind energy systems, identify gaps and address further options to support successful, cost, time and risk effective technology development processes.

Deadline for submission of abstracts was extended until 31 January 2021!
We need especially submissions for the mini-symposia on performance metrics and multi-kite systems!

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Just realised the other day the official website structure rigmarole needed to submit a WESC abstract.
Woawh 300Euros to submit an abstract.
Apologies folks, I’m too used to home life now to be spending 300 squids on a zoom call.
Anyone else put off by that price?

Nice to be able to look over what was presented at WESC2021

This covers the basics of what was presented at the Emerging Technologies special session with AWES