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Airborne wind energy resource analysis. / Bechtle, Philip; Schelbergen, Mark; Schmehl, Roland; Zillmann, Udo; Watson, Simon.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 141, 01.10.2019, p. 1103-1116.

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Bechtle, Philip ; Schelbergen, Mark ; Schmehl, Roland ; Zillmann, Udo ; Watson, Simon. / Airborne wind energy resource analysis. In: Renewable Energy. 2019 ; Vol. 141. pp. 1103-1116.

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