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.