To participate in the research activities of Task 48, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 48. The participating member country of the IEA Wind TCP must designate a lead institution that agrees to the obligations of Task participation (pay the annual fee and agree to perform specified parts of the work plan).
Active researchers (performing part of the work plan) benefit from meetings and professional exchange during the term of the Task. In the particular case of IEA Task 48, the measurement results will, where possible, be shared with the consortium so that partners get first-hand information from unique new data. Countries participating in the Task benefit from the information developed by the Task. The value of the research performed is many times the cost of the country participation fee or the labor contributed to carrying out the work plan.
|1||BE||Airborne Wind Europe, FOD Economie, University of Gent|
|2||CH||EPFL, ETH Zürich, PSI, Skypull SA, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Swiss FOCA, Twingtec AG, UASolutions|
|3||DE||Enerkite GmbH, FGW, Fraunhofer ISI, FZ Jülich, kiteKRAFT, Leibniz University of Hannover, Oceanergy, RWE, RWTH Aachen, Skysails GmbH, Uni Bonn, University of Applied Sciences Munich, University of Bonn, University of Freiburg, University of Halle, University of Stuttgart|
|5||ES||CT Ingenieros, CIEMAT, CEDER, Siemens Gamesa, someAWE, UC3M|
|6||IE||MaREI Research Centre, University College Cork, Mayo County Council , RWE Renewables, SEAI, University of Limerick|
|7||IT||Kitenergy, Politecnico di Milano|
|8||NL||Kitepower, Mozaero, TNO Wind, TU Delft|
|9||NO||Kitemill AS, University of Bergen|
|10||UK||ORE Catapult , University of Strathclyde, Windswept|
|11||US||Colorado State University, North Carolina State University, NREL, SNL, UCSB, University of Dayton, University of Washington, Windlift, Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
The Operating Agent is the executive body for Task 48. The tasks and responsibilities of the Operating Agent are:
- Act as the single point of contact of the task with the IEA.
- Decisions for workshop topics and nomination of workshop leaders.
- Organization of the general meetings and Advisory Board meetings, chairing the meetings, and preparing the minutes of the Advisory Board meetings.
- Organization of the workshops in collaboration with the workshop leaders.
- Collecting, reviewing, and submitting information on the progress of the task, reports, and financial statements to the IEA.
- Compilation of the annual progress and of the contribution to the Annual IEA Wind Report.
- Dissemination, e.g. through the newsletter and homepage.
Task 48 is managed by Airborne Wind Europe – the association of the European airborne wind energy industry.
Airborne Wind Europe´s headquarters in Brussels