The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which facilitates the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC), will implement a new application process for the 2023 competition. The CWC organizing team will release this new process in March 2022.

Previously, NREL selected schools to participate in the competition through a competitive call for proposals.

Join our mailing list to stay informed about competition updates, news, and events.

Interested in getting involved now?

Here are a few things you can do to get started:

  • Contact the Competition Manager and request to be notified when there are important updates.
  • Review past competition Rules and Requirements and written reports.
  • Conduct mock competitions at your institution based on CWC contests.
  • Start assembling a team of faculty advisors and interested students.
  • Begin garnering support through potential sponsors and advisors/coaches.

To be notified of any future call for proposals or opportunities to enroll in the competition, please contact Department of Energy’s CWC Manager Amber Frumkin.

For more information, see our CWC resources.