- AWES Museum is in an embryonic stage
open 24/7/365 for the online rooms. Direct visits to brick-and-mortar
rooms are not yet permitted except by appointment with the curator; some
items are mobilized and shown in visits at exterior venues. Los
Angeles, California. Founded by K.I.T.E.S.A. Holdings are objects,
papers, books, and digital records. Stewardship of most of the matter is
by EnergyKiteSystems and shared to the world online. Others may
enter items for the collection by e-mail or URL reference or by postal
mail arranged with the museum's curator. We sometimes travel to fetch
- The entire collection displayed online of the various
K.I.T.E.S.A. works are included in the museum's holdings.
- The AWES Museum provides a room for international technical
development of kite-energy AWES. People strongly interested in AWES
technical development, especially via collaborative and cooperative
efforts are encouraged to participate in the conversations and sharing
process. Access to the room is free:
AirborneWindEnergy This is the main
gathering place for serious developers of airborne wind energy. This is
a room in which one may announce, share, collaborate, cooperate,
critique, suggest, recommend, point. Over 11,000 messages hold
- A branch of AWES Museum is the collection
the focus is on converting wind energy to mechanical lifting of wings,
people, and goods for various purposes using the technology of hang
gliders of the kite-glider sorts. A related room of the
HangGliderHistory The AWES
Museum also grows a
for kite hang glider, a type of AWES that focuses on lifting mass into
free-flight kiting with energy converted from winds.
Kite Museum amounts to a "room" in AWES Museum dedicated to divers that
are paravanes or underwater kites.
- The room
"KitePatents" allows open public
discussion of AWES patents. The collection grows nearly daily. Access is
- Working AWES that perform specialized tasks are collected by the AWES
Museum. The public is invited to add and further the descriptions of
applications for kite systems where the energy derived from the wind is
used for useful purpose. Access is free to the
- The AWES Museum collects links to videos that tend to advance
kite-energy systems. Access to the video room is free. We have two
- The AWES Museum collects selected links to radiant sources of
information that tend to advance kite-energy systems. Such collection
grows nearly daily. The public is encouraged to add to this collection
and discuss the involved matters related to selected links:
Access to the room is free to the public.
- The AWES Museum has a book room. Links to books and the discussion
of selected books is encouraged. Access to the room is free to the
public. Additions keep occurring.
- Images tell stories. Those stories are invited. The museum's image
room is free and access is easy:
Please add links to images or the images themselves. Discuss the images.
- The AWES Museum has a room dedicated to plans and specifications for
AWES, kite-energy systems, and kites. The world is invited to share
- The energy of the wind effectively used in kite hang gliders is the
focus of the museum's room on hang glider inventions. Interested persons
add items to the room for discussion:
Welcoming notes from all.
- The museum room dedicated to the "lines" of AWES is
As AWES have three major sets of essential parts, the line set or tether
set being one, a dedicated museum room has been growing. Interested
persons are welcome to visit and advance the collection of studies about
- An increasingly visited room of the museum is that which is
dedicated to knowing the types of
kite-systems which become players in AWES. The
public is invited to describe new found kite types and discuss them.
Access to the room is free.
- A room of the museum dedicated to flip wings keeps drawing
attention. There are yet many things to be added to this collection. And
the public may help curate the collected items. Access is free.
- There is a room in AWES Museum dedicated just to gyrokites
for all uses. The international public may freely join in the collection
and curating process; they may discuss openly and share there gyrokite
- AWES Museum has an online room just for systems and devices that
The international science and engineering community as well as
technicians, crafts persons, sports persons, and hobbyists, are invited
to advance effective systems for handling AWES tether systems. Flying
dome and mesh AWES bring strong challenges to the kite-energy world,
including the handling of lines.
is a room of the AWES Museum that faces untethered airborne
energy production using dynamic soaring tactics. This is
distinguished from the museum's room
that uses tactics where tethers are employed.
- AWES will face calms occasionally. An option sometimes is to fly the
AWES without wind; development of methods is part of the mission of the
KitingWithoutWind which is open to all interested person.
- Some developing auxiliary rooms of the museum:
- The AWES Museum has a collection of hyperlinks to resources that
hold content affecting the AWES world. Such links are primarily being
collected in the
AWES Glossary Room
- The AWES Museum has been collecting the names of people, companies,
and institutions that are involving in AWES. This collection grows
continually and may be visited in the
room is for the study and discussion of kite arches. A kite arch is a
kite system that forms an arch in the sky or in bodies of water or both.
A kite arch has one or more wings in it, two or more tethers and two or
more anchor points. Anchoring varies. There are many sorts of kite
KiteTrains room of the museum is for the study and discussion of
kite trains, primarily those that are not operating as an arch, for
which see the
Kite Arch room. Kite trains will include kite
coteries, kite stacks, kite trees, and kite meshes that are not arching
WingRunning is a new room being constructed.