Title: Power generating kites in a system perspective - the Leuven-Heidelberg viewpoint
Authors: : Karin Lindholm
Duration: approx. 30 min
Abstract: This talk aims at giving a system perspective to powerkites and at showing how it may be used in optimisation. The issue of system perspective concerns the questions: How does a realisation of our model affect the outer world and how does the outer world affect the realisation? Having produced a functioning physical-mathematical model, have you thought about how many things still remain to be considered? Mainly, these are issues that should or must be treated separately, but a few of them can however also be subjects for meaningful optimisation. Two such factors are economics and wind availability, which I have used for finding the optimum rated power for the generator in a Leuven-Heidelberg powerkite plant.