Blue Flower

Aenarete - Wind Drones was founded in 2015. The founder, Dr. Uwe Fechner has many years of experience in industry and academia. He has more than five years of experience in the operation and simulation of kite power systems.

Whilst employed at Pegasus GmbH, Germany between 2003-2008 he gained a deep knowledge on developing embedded systems for security critical systems. He worked in the department of Mechatronics of Kiel University between 2008-2010. During his research in Delft over the 2010-2016 period he has become an internationally recognized airborne wind energy expert.

He received a PhD in Control of Airborne Wind Energy Systems from Delft University of Technology. Uwe further holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Hagen University, Germany. Being the main author of a study on converting the energy supply of the city of Kiel from coal power towards renewable energies shows his passion for achieving impact on society.

The business manager, Aslı Andaç actually holds a BSc in Archaeology/Italian Philology. Furthermore, she has a deep knowledge in different fields and understands well the challenge of changing the society to become sustainable. She believes that Aenarete gives her the opportunity to work on charming solutions for a vital environmental issue.

Aerospace expert Gaël de Oliveira joined Aenarete in 2016. He started his career in Wind Turbine Aerodynamics at Actiflow BV in The Netherlands and nurtures a keen interest in international cooperation.

Taking his passions a step further, Gael promoted rural energy access in Mali and Benin over the 2011-2013 period, exploring connections between the Wind Energy Industry, NGOs and international development practice. Currently he is about to finish a PHD in Aerodynamics at TU Delft’s Aerospace Engineering faculty, alongside pursuing postgraduate study at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is eager to apply his Aerodynamic skills to tackle socially relevant challenges with the Aenarete team. We undoubtedly believe that his capabilities will contribute to establish our company dynamically.

In 2017 two engineers joined our company: Dr. Ricardo Pereira who is an expert on Wind Energy works mainly on the modelling of airborne wind energy systems. Shekhar Gupta, who holds a degree in Systems and Control of Delft University of Technology is responsible for control design and the programming of flight controllers.