The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from a variety of programs to offer a unique solution to a complex wind energy project using the multi-faceted elements highlighted below, providing each student with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind energy industry workforce.
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About the 2023 Competition
The 2023 CWC is scheduled to take place in May 2023 in conjunction with American Clean Power Association’s CLEANPOWER 2023 Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Elements of the Competition
Turbine Prototype Contest & Turbine Testing Contest
Design, build, and present a unique, wind-driven power system based on market research and test the wind turbine in an on-site wind tunnel.
Connection Creation Contest
Partner with wind industry professionals, raise awareness of wind energy in your local community, and work with local media to promote your team’s accomplishments.
Collegiate Wind Competition Photos