NREL To Issue RFP For 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition


In mid-September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for colleges and universities interested in participating in the DOE’s Collegiate Wind Competition 2021.

The competition is designed to help prepare students from a variety of backgrounds for a career in wind energy.

By March 2020, organizers will select up to 12 collegiate teams to compete in the challenge, which will be co-located with the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference in Indianapolis or held at NREL’s Flatirons Campus in Colorado in spring 2021.

Teams will need to design, build and test a model wind turbine that can stand up to the challenge of a massive wind tunnel. They will also plan, financially analyze and present research on a wind plant. Interested students and faculty can learn more about the competition and the application requirements by visiting the FedBizOpps listing.

More on last year’s competition can be read here.

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