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Project Title: AWESCO (Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimisation)

Funding body: Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie

Duration: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2019

Coordinator: Delft University of Technology

Partners: here

UL Team: Daniel Toal PI, Joseph Coleman, Mahdi Ebrahimi Salari, Oriana Baric, 



The doctoral training network AWESCO (Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimisation) was launched in January 2015 funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 642682. The shared objective of the training network was to collaboratively address and solve the scientific and technical challenges of airborne wind energy. The innovative renewable energy technology which harvests wind energy by means of tethered wings has the potential to substantially reduce the cost of energy generation and its environmental footprint.




As a continuation of a previous research carried out within the University of Limerick, the AWESCO project supported researchers at the CRIS in overcoming the AWE challenges. The researchers were in direct collaboration with other groups in Europe and spent a part of their PhD time abroad.

Another aspect of AWESCO project were several network training events dedicated to building up scientific, technical and leadership skills as well as a strong network of professional contacts across Europe. The University of Limerick and CRIS hosted the first AWESCO Summer School in June 2016. 

EXCELLABUST project meeting at Breaking the Surface

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