The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 30 colleges and universities selected to participate in Phase 1 of the 2023 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). During the first half of the 2022–2023 school year, these teams will develop preliminary designs for a prototype wind turbine and hypothetical wind farm site. The teams will also conduct outreach with the wind energy industry.  

By early 2023, the competition organizers will narrow the Phase 1 teams up to 12 final selections, who will be invited to participate in the CWC in the second half of the school year. These teams will be invited to participate in Phase 2 of the CWC during the second half of the school year and to present their work at the CWC event at the American Clean Power Association’s CLEANPOWER Conference & Exhibition in May 2023. 

The colleges and universities selected to participate in Phase 1 of the 2023 CWC are: 

  • Brigham Young University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Kansas State University
  • Manhattan College
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi (with Transilvania University of Brazov)
  • Texas Tech University (with South Plains Community College)
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Universidad Ana G. Mendez
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Washington State University Everett (with Everett Community College)

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