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Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) Systems Market By Type (Kites, Lifting Balloons, Drones) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2025

Airborne wind energy (AWE) is a technique to generate electricity from wind currents with the help of rotors or turbines supported in the air without any towers installed on the ground. Airborne wind energy is a unique concept for harvesting wind energy with a lower setup and operating cost as compared to conventional wind turbines. Conventional wind turbines have limitations with respect to the height of the structure and speed control. Airborne wind energy (AWE) systems, on the other hand, can capture high-velocity, steady winds found above a certain altitude. In addition, this technique is more economical and efficient as compared to other conventional horizontal and vertical axis wind energy turbines in terms of energy generation and stability.

Rising carbon dioxide concentrations and rising atmospheric temperatures have had a significant impact on the atmosphere in recent years. Numerous environmental organizations and government agencies across the globe have been increasingly concerned about reducing pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels for energy generation. Therefore, the adoption of new non-conventional energy sources, such as airborne wind energy (AWE) systems, has been significantly boosted in recent times. Several developed countries, including the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, and Germany, among others, have started to harvest airborne wind energy (AWE) for power generation. In addition, multiple strategic alliances between airborne wind energy (AWE) system manufacturers and research centers have resulted in the further development of pre-existing designs. Heavy investments made by many multinational companies to make airborne wind energy (AWE) systems efficient and cost-effective are one of the prime driving factors in the airborne wind energy (AWE) systems market.

The report titled "Airborne Wind Energy Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Landscape, 2017–2025" offers strategic insights into the global airborne wind energy market with a focus on the market's size and estimates for the duration of 2015–2025. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of market segments based on the type and a cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of each sub-segment for the years 2016–2025. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

In order to help strategic decision-makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading airborne wind energy (AWE) system manufacturers, their strategies, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report include Ampyx Power, E-Kite Netherlands BV, EnerKite GmbH, Altaeros Energies, eWind Solutions, Kite Power Solutions, Ltd., Kite Gen Research, Makani Power, SkySails GmbH & Co. KG, Windlift LLC, Twingtec AG, Omnidea, Lda, Kitenergy S.r.l., power LLC, and KiteMill.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the airborne wind energy (AWE) system
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on market growth
  • Market inclination insights and key trend analysis for the airborne wind energy (AWE) system market
  • in-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-year market size data (2015–2016)

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global airborne wind energy (AWE) system market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global airborne wind energy (AWE) systems market is segmented, based on its type, into the following categories:

  • Kites
  • Lifting Balloons
  • Drones

As of 2016, the kite type dominated the overall airborne wind energy (AWE) market worldwide in terms of revenue. The use of kites in airborne wind energy (AWE) systems is a simple and effective method for converting wind energy into useful power. Kites can tap the wind at higher altitudes and can be controlled easily when compared with other types. Major airborne wind energy (AWE) providers have been focusing on improving the current design to continuously derive more clean energy. With consistently improving designs, the demand for kite-type airborne wind energy (AWE) systems is expected to grow significantly in the following years.

As of 2016, the lifting balloon type of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems trailed the kite type in terms of revenue in the overall airborne wind energy (AWE) market. In this variant, a turbine supported by a big lifting balloon filled with inert gas is used to convert the wind energy into mechanical motion. A variety of balloons are available with different specifications and shapes to harness wind energy. Airborne wind energy (AWE) providers have been consistently working towards improving the design of balloons and accessories in order to achieve enhanced efficiency and productivity. Due to the aforementioned factors, the market for balloon-type airborne wind energy (AWE) systems is expected to grow consistently throughout the forecast period from 2017 to 2025.

The global airborne wind energy (AWE) systems market has been segmented on the basis of geographical regions, as per the following regions and countries:

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • rest of North America
  • Europe
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • France
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
  • The Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

As of 2016, Europe dominated the overall airborne wind energy (AWE) systems market in terms of revenue. The growing need for clean and continuous energy has uplifted the overall airborne wind energy (AWE) systems in numerous countries across Europe, including the U.K., the Netherlands, and Germany, among others. In addition, government policies such as Roadmap 2050 have further encouraged European airborne wind energy (AWE) system manufacturers to accelerate their work toward new AWE installations. With the strong presence of multiple airborne wind energy (AWE) systems manufacturers and the rising trend of non-conventional energy sources, the overall market for airborne wind energy (AWE) systems is expected to remain strong in the European region.

As of 2016, North America trailed Europe in the overall airborne wind energy (AWE) systems market. Companies such as Google, Inc., and the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency have been investing heavily in the development of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems. In addition, airborne wind energy (AWE) system developers in this region are all set to commercialize their AWE systems in the next few years. Therefore, the reliance on fossil fuels for energy generation is expected to diminish with the growth of airborne wind energy (AWE) systems in the following years in this region.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) Systems is expected to reach XX Mn in 2025.

The Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) Systems market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Ampyx Power,E-Kite Netherlands BV,EnerKite GmbH,Altaeros Energies,eWind Solutions are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Aug 2017
Category:  Energy
Report ID:   58612
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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