The University of Delaware (UD) has announced it is now funding graduate fellowships through the sale of renewable energy credits (RECs) from the university's 2 MW wind turbine. UD uses the turbine, which has been in operation at its Hugh R. Sharp Campus for about four years, to provide wind energy training and bolster research.
According to a UDaily report, the Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. has inked a three-year agreement to buy the turbine's RECs in support of the new Graduate Fellowship for Wind Energy Research program.
UD has already chosen its first recipients: a doctoral candidate focusing on offshore wind optimization and a master's degree student focusing on geological aspects of offshore wind development.
In addition, UD says it has launched a new Graduate Certificate in Wind Power Science, Engineering and Policy. More information about the certificate can be found here.