Ampyx Power

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'Team points' are awarded according to the adequacy of the solution with the type of innovations sought by Team for the Planet. They correspond to the analysis of several factors :

  • impact potential: impact average score > 4 => 0,5 point / if > 4,15 => 1 point.
  • global consistency: all average score of the 6 selection criteria > 2,5 => 1 point.
  • the favourite: % of assessments judge the innovation as a top one to act on a global scale against greenhouse gases > 20% => 1 point
  • the targeting: validation of Team for the Planet scope of action higher than 90% => 0,5 point + innovation level of maturity is enough => 0,5 point
  • social acceptability: semantic analysis score of comments > 0 => 0,5 point/ if > 3500 => 1 point
27 assessments

Submitted for assessment : After checking that an innovation is within the scope of the 20 issues Team for the Planet targets and that it has reached a sufficient maturity, the innovation is being assessed.

Open new markets for wind power and greatly reduce its cost and environmental footprint.

Submission date January 31, 2022 Founders Michiel Kruijff Development location The Hague, Netherlands

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What is the issue addressed?

The world needs to expand the clean energy mix with more sustainable technologies in order to accelerate the move towards a net-zero economy and reduce the environmental foot print of energy production.

How is the problem solved?

Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) is a game changer technology with the potential to greatly reduce cost and open new markets for wind power. We use a fully automatic aircraft to capture the energy from strong winds at 500m altitude.

What is the customer target?

Our clients are utility companies, power project developers and oil majors trying to move towards clean energy.

How is this solution different?

Higher energy yield than wind turbines, more versatile and easier to install, with lower cost, 70-80% less material use and lower land use, lower visual and noise impact.