The Center for Renewable Energy (ZEE) is pleased to announce the forthcoming
Renewable Energy Day Freiburg
December 4, 2023,
From 14:00 to 18:00
At the Auditorium of the University of Freiburg ” Aula, Kollegiengebäude 1 “.
We cordially invite you to join us for the Renewable Energy Day Freiburg. This event aims to provide valuable insights into the potential and importance of renewable energy sources. We look forward to your participation and the opportunity to broaden your understanding of this rapidly growing field.
18:15 Possible follow-up discussion in co-creation
room (in German): “Wo kommt 2040 der Strom her?”
COO, Skysails Power
Airborne Wind Energy Accelerates the Global Energy Transition
High-altitude wind is an enormous pool of energy that has long time remained unused. Because all concepts to harness it involve a flying device attached to the ground on a line, the power it delivers is called airborne wind energy (AWE). Depending on the location and time of day, windspeed can be twice or even three times faster in heights above 200m. This effects in a tremendous increase of power, compared to conventional wind power, which can be used for different purposes.
In the lecture, the development of AWE systems, their functionality and their benefit will be explained along with the development of SkySails, one of the leading manufacturers of airborne wind power systems.”
Stephan Brabeck is COO of Skysails Group GmbH, Hamburg, a company focusing on harvesting wind energy by kites. He has been working for the SkySails Group since 2005 as CTO and as head of Research & Development. From 1991 until 2004 he worked for the ship propulsion manufacturer Schottel GmbH, Spay as CTO. During his studies at RWTH Aachen he focused on structural optimization of wings and failure behavior of composite materials.
Head of Board
EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau
Energy transition as a social utopia!
Started against resistance by committed citizens, carried into the center of society and today our
way out of the climate crisis. Sebastian Sladek will describe the highs and ups and downs of this central transformation process and discuss the question: Has the energy transition arrived at the center of a cultural struggle?