Global Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) Market Report 2018-2028 - $200 Million Investment from Giants Google, EON, Shell, Schlumberger, Tata, Softbank

DUBLIN, October 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) 2018-2028" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

This report is intended for CEO, business planners, marketing VPs, academics, legislators, commentators, investors and others seeking a balanced, easily read, latest analysis of this newly credible form of high-power energy harvesting. Its emphasis is on commercialisation and the future. Airborne Wind Energy AWE is disruptive because it is much less damaging and intrusive than the traditional wind turbine. Indeed, it is capable of much more with its uniquely low capital cost and easy transportability. That means it is more than a replacement: it is intended to creates new markets, including forming a part of modern forms of standby generator that meet impending emissions directives.

AWE has moved from a hobbyist curiosity to attracting around $200 million investment from giants Google, EON, Shell, Schlumberger, Tata, Softbank and others. Two years ago it was widely seen as a solution looking for a problem. However, today, aviation authorities are adapting to accommodate the needs of these kites, tethered wings, aerostats and drones whether they are intended to power a ship, a small farm or - as GW offshore arrays - supplying a national grid.

Potentially, AWE will do all that with no emissions and at a fraction of the cost of the conventional wind turbines, down where wind is weaker and more fitful. Clearly things are changing and the analysts, after two years of interviews, visits and analysis by PhD level, multi-lingual researchers, can now make sense of it all, including giving profiles of 25 winners and losers. The report appraises what remains between the proponents and commercial success, including attracting the necessary level of next-stage finance and technical assistance. How much? When?

This 300+ page report is replete with infographics, tables and graphs clarifying the variety of opportunity and technology grouped under the term AWE. It takes a strictly analytical rather than evangelical approach, pointing out that turbines lifted aloft by helium-filled aerostats make sense in Alaska, where solar cells are pretty useless and wind is sometimes weak. However, we counsel that those targeting cheap electricity for farmers with limited resources will have difficulty competing with diesel unless the law tips the playing field or obtaining fuel is problematic.

Learn how the technologies can be leveraged with extending solar panels on the generator and wave power in the offshore support. Could the flying device produce useful solar and wind energy? How realistic is flying much higher? What are the lessons from the proponents that have gone under? What has been said in recent conferences and interviews on the subject?

Key Topics Covered:

1.1. Purpose of this report
1.2. Primary conclusions: the MW grid opportunity most are chasing
1.3. Primary conclusions: the opportunity beyond MW grid
1.4. Market driven approach
1.5. Off-Grid Energy Harvesting technology intermittent power generated
1.6. Main options taken seriously
1.7. Some of the risks and misleading claims identified
1.8. Big gap in the market
1.9. Background
1.10. Diesel killer or wind turbine killer?
1.11. Energy Independent shipping
1.12. Potential for multi-mode
1.13. Choice of altitude
1.14. Capacity factor
1.15. On-grid vs off-grid, optimal power
1.16. Investment by technology: wrong focus
1.17. Technology choice
1.18. The lightning flash dilemma
1.19. The illumination at night dilemma
1.20. Killing birds and bats
1.21. Derisked technology
1.22. Autonomy
1.23. Developers
1.24. Investment timeline
1.25. Technology roadmap 1900-2038
1.26. Commercialisation roadmap 2017-2025
1.27. Market forecast 2017-2038
1.28. Sophisticated technology, often primitive marketing
1.29. Example of opportunity: Ukraine

2.1. Definition of energy harvesting
2.2. Need for high power harvesting
2.3. Characteristics of energy harvesting
2.4. Two very different AWE markets
2.5. Marine: a later option
2.6. HPEH technologies including AWE
2.7. EH systems
2.8. Multiple energy harvesting
2.9. AWE in the big picture
2.10. HPEH in context: IRENA Roadmap to 27% Renewable
2.11. Electric vehicle end game: free non-stop travel
2.12. Simpler, more viable off-grid power
2.13. Microgrids attract
2.14. Capacity factors, utilisation factors and load factors
2.15. Offshore energy innovation could leverage AWES
2.16. World's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool UK

3.1. Definition and scope
3.2. Many modes and applications compared

4.1. Introduction
4.2. The jargon
4.3. Favoured technologies
4.4. ABB assessment
4.5. Rotating dual kites the ultimate?
4.6. Main options still taken seriously

5.1. Aerosense Japan
5.2. Altaeros Energies USA
5.3. Ampyx Power Netherlands
5.4. The technology of airborne wind energy
5.5. Artemis Intelligent Power
5.6. AWESCO European Union
5.7. Bladetips Energy France
5.8. Bruce Banks Sails
5.9. BVG Associates
5.10. Delft University of Technology Netherlands/ Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Germany
5.11. e-Kite Netherlands
5.12. EnerKite Germany
5.13. e-Wind Solutions USA
5.14. Imperial College and National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF)
5.15. Innovate UK
5.16. Keynvor Morlift Ltd
5.17. Kite Power Systems UK
5.18. KiteGen Italy
5.19. Kitemill Norway
5.20. Kitenergy Italy
5.21. Kitepower Netherlands
5.22. Kiteswarms UK, Germany
5.23. KiteX Denmark
5.24. kPower USA
5.25. Google "Makani-x"
5.26. National Composites Centre)
5.27. Omnidea Portugal
5.28. Open Source AWE
5.29. Pierre Benhaem, Conception, Troyes Area, France
5.30. Rotokite Italy
5.31. SkySails Power Germany
5.32. Superturbine USA, France
5.33. SwissKitePower Project Switzerland
5.34. TwingTec Switzerland
5.35. University of Limerick
5.36. Windlift USA
5.37. Windswept and Interesting UK
5.38. Xsens Netherlands

6.1. Guangdong High Altitude Wind Power China/ SkyWind USA
6.2. Highest Wind USA
6.3. Joby Energy USA
6.4. Magenn Power Canada


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