Developing the tools and insight to expand the Belgian offshore wind farms with airborne wind energy systems

01 November 2021 → Ongoing
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Wind energy
    • Physical system modelling
    • Modelling and simulation
offshore wind
Project description

After completion of the 2nd zone, Belgium will have at least 4GW offshore wind, but why should that be the limit? Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) has the potential to increase our offshore capacity (higher altitude or closer to land). However, AWE is a premature technology and the current tools cannot compare different types in realistic circumstances. BORNE will develop fundamental & technology-neutral tools to compare the generated power of AWE systems including their flexibility, control & behavior in representative Belgian offshore wind, wake & turbulence conditions.