Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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PO315: Installation of a Flight Test Center for Airborne Wind Energy Systems on La Gomera (Spain)

Agustin Arjonilla, Senior Consultant, CT Ingenieros


AWE systems have become commercially available in 2021 with Skysails Power operating the first commercial, grid-connected 150kW system in Mauritius. With an LCOE of around 20 ct€/kWh these systems are not yet at the cost level as established wind technology; however, at locations where diesel gensets are used, the costs are competitive, and even more at places where other renewable technologies like large turbines or solar PV installations cannot be deployed for logistical reasons or for limited periods of time. The Spanish island of La Gomera is one of these places where only AWE systems will be able to harness wind energy. The Spanish company CT Engineering has promoted - together with local institutions and international AWE OEM partners - the idea to establish a Flight Test Center (FTC) for AWE systems on the island. It aims to not only provide valuable test and demonstration data for 24/7 operation but also green energy to the local community. Up to 4 AWE systems with a total power output of 1-2 MW will be operated in parallel. The experience of the first phases of implementation will be presented, including the site assessment, permitting, transborder licensing of the AWE systems, involvement of the local community through a Renewable Energy Community, installation and operation.

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