ABERDEEN Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) to analyse, develop and implement space-enabled technology and services to support the renewable energy sector.
The organisations will work together to foster the development of space-utilising applications to support technical and business innovation in the renewables sector.
The organisations will also evaluate environmental sustainability of energy production and safety of operations.
Jean Morrison, AREG chair, said: “This agreement with ESA will look at the innovative technologies being developed for space activities and how we can use these learning and innovations to accelerate the development of renewable projects.
“We expect that collaborating with organisations such as ESA will bring fresh ideas and initiatives for our members as we continue to champion the energy supply chain to enable the transition to low carbon to achieve net zero emissions.”
Rita Rinaldo, ESA Space Solutions head of the partner-led and Thematic Initiatives section added: “ESA is strongly positioned to support the implementation of innovative services relying on space assets to support the renewable sector in Europe and beyond.
“We are very pleased of this cooperation with AREG that will allow us to further develop initiatives in support to green transition and create new opportunities for sustainable services.”