National Offshore Wind Consortium Seeks More R&D Proposals


The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics.

Established last year by U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, the consortium is still accepting applications for offshore wind technology advancement R&D funding, which was announced in March.

Topics include as follows: 

  • Offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants; reducing the costs of turbine support structures (e.g., foundations); developing innovative mooring and anchoring technologies for floating wind; and reducing the cost and risk associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity from offshore wind;
  • Offshore wind power resource and physical site characterization, which includes comprehensive wind resource assessment and the development of a metocean reference site; and
  • Installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain, which includes heavy-lift vessel alternatives; offshore wind digitization through advanced analytics; and technology solutions to accelerate the U.S. supply chain.

More information can be found here.

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