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  • Fw: Small UAV Coalition March Newsletter

    Contains important aviation information for serious AWE developers, even though AWES are proposed by the FAA to be substantially exempted form many new UAS

    santos137 26 minutes ago
  • Re: Growing List of GW Unit-Scale AWES Concepts

    Four more GW AWES conceptual contenders, bringing the quick count to 18 distinct architectures already on record- - Wayne German's"Vertical Blinds Affair"

    santos137 34 minutes ago
  • AWEC Post-Mortem?

    AWEC has organized AWE conferences for several years now, but almost nothing is known about its inside history. Now its website has lapsed, and its

    santos137 2 hours ago
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International rapid AWES development (RAD) of airborne wind energy conversion systems (AWES).

Kite energy systems work to fulfill tasks or provide energy for others to use.

Advance the science and art
of tethered craft (anchors may be fixed, mobile, moving, or even flying)
for capturing and utilizing
fluid stream kinetic energy.

Analogues in air and water form one art party. Domina Jalbert made it clear to the world that any sky-kite system has its obvious analogue in water, and thus obvious to those skilled in the arts.

Top-level AWES aspects: Designing, Validating, Inspecting, Assuring Safety, Assuring Quality, Siting, Communicating, Insuring, Certifying, Operating & Maintaining, Piloting, Observing, Controlling, Advertising, Selling, Adjusting, Decommissioning.

We have many leaders discussing and sharing technology.
"a leading company in airborne wind energy" will be applied to those sharing in this forum.

Un-tethered airborne wind power plants are included. RATs on powered aircraft and unpowered aircraft are embraced in this forum. IFOs are welcome.

A simple kite is already a wind turbine performing works. But this forum aims to advance kite systems for accomplishing small and humble tasks and huge global heavy industrial tasks. The tasks may include such as lifting, pulling, radiating light, radiating electricity, transporting goods and people. Thousands of tasks await solutions by kite systems (AWES).

AWES Forum Policy:
Unfriendly, profane, harassing, or abusive manners are not allowed on the AWES forum; but sincere technical disagreements, with supporting evidence, and posed in mild language, are welcome.

Consider: http://www.nrel.gov/wind/pdfs/49409.pdf

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  • Energy
  • Mar 13, 2009
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