Students cheer at the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

Photo Credit: Werner Slocum, NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has just released a request for proposal for students interested in competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) in the spring of 2021.

Teams from a variety of backgrounds will design, build, and test a model wind turbine that can stand up to the challenge of a massive wind tunnel and plan, financially analyze, and present research on a wind plant. By March 2020, organizers will select up to 12 teams to compete in the challenge, which will be co-located with the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, or held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Flatirons Campus in Colorado in the spring of 2021.

The team is accepting applications from now through December 9, 2019. Interested students and faculty can learn more about the competition and the application requirements by visiting the request for proposal.