A TU Delft aerospace engineering bachelor graduation Design synthesis exercise project


To provide TU Delft with its energy demands by using an environmentally-sustainable flying energy-harvesting station operating above the low-level clouds

Characteristics of the design

High power output

Above the clouds


fast return on investment

The design in numbers

The Greenhyve consists of 19 systems with each 2 gliders. These gliders are attached to a ground based generator via a tether. At the generator, kinetic energy from the motion of the gliders is transferred into electrical energy, which is used to power TU Delft.


kW of power per system


m span




m² area per glider

Discover the glider

isometric view

Front view

Top view

side view

Message from GreenHyve

During a time period of 10 weeks, 11 aerospace engineering bachelor students worked on designing a sustainable energy system to provide TU Delft with its energy demands. The designed system is an airborne wind energy system (AWES) due to the advantages it has over other considered systems. We from Greenhyve are very satisfied with the outcome of the design that we produced and worked on over the time period. We are looking forward to a sustainable future to make our planet a better place.
Thomas, Xander, Erik Jan, Linde, Thomas, Pranav, Daam, Mart, Wesley, Richelle, and caroline
Greenhyve team

Images from the report

For making the world a better place


A TU Delft aerospace engineering bachelor graduation Design synthesis exercise project

Contact details

Kluyverweg 1,
2629 HS, Delft

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