Offshore Wind (Wind op Zee) is essential for a successful energy transition in the Netherlands. To this end TKI Wind op Zee (Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind) facilitates research, development, demonstration, valorisation, knowledge transfer, (international) collaboration, education and market development towards maximizing the cost reduction and economic impact related to offshore wind. Offshore wind energy can account for up to 50% of the electricity supply by 2030, even if the electricity demand would prove to increase sharply.
Various projects and Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) are taking place within the TKI Wind op Zee program. Look for an overview of unique projects in our project overview.
Project in the Spotlight: Airborne wind energy
At higher altitudes, there is sufficient wind to power the world’s growing energy demand. Ampyx Power can harvest this vast wind resource above 200 meters with a compact Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). A tethered aircraft flies like a kite and converts wind at higher altitudes into electricity. This next generation wind energy technology can be applied to different on- and offshore scenarios. Due to its reduced weight and compact size, transportation and installation are easy which increases the availability of sites for cost-effective harvesting of wind energy. In the future, Ampyx Power’s commercial system can supply more than 2000 households with green electricity. TKI Wind op Zee supports Ampyx Power in their journey towards a multi-megawatt system.
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And read our article about the projects AKKA & DEADALUS.