Our commercialisation roadmap is based on discussions that we have entertained over the years with customers in this market: large energy companies, independent power producers and large end-users of electricity.
We develop our products for the utility scale, grid-connected power generation market. To be deployed in wind farms, both on- and offshore.
Market Entry: Repowering
After demonstration in our Test Centres, commercial track record will be built in the offshore repowering market. Our first commercial product will replace the turbines of similar power rating in early offshore wind farms when their service life has come to an end.
A scaled-up commercial product, addresses the repowering of second generation offshore wind turbines.
This product is expected to be competitive with conventional offshore wind turbines, especially in locations further offshore in deep water where Ampyx Power’s AWES will be deployed on floating platforms. Ampyx Power has investigated technical concepts and cost levels of floating AWES together with ECN, Marin and Mocean. A video about the research can be found here.
Deployment of AWES in wind farms onshore is a large potential market for Ampyx Power. Together with utilities and Independent Power Producers we are looking at areas where the unique selling points of our technology stand out. For example, our much reduced weight and dimensions makes transportation and installation feasible in mountainous or remote areas. Also, many sites further inland experience a stronger wind shear effect (wind speeds increases with altitude) than offshore, making airborne wind energy systems, that are capable of harvesting those stronger winds, the more cost effective solution for the production of renewable energy.
Full Market Disruption
After having demonstrated the potential of AWES in different markets, Ampyx Power will develop multiple products tailored to target markets. Timing of the various product introductions will be a function of market penetration and demand. Resulting from technological improvements, scale-up and volume effects, cost per installed MW can be brought down to lower levels where both onshore and offshore wind power can be generated at costs well below the level requiring subsidies.