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.

 

 

About the 2023 Competition

DOE has announced the colleges and universities selected to participate in Phase 1 of the 2023 CWC.  

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.  

Find out how you can get involved in the competition.

Elements of the Competition

Contestants from the 2019 The Collegiate Wind 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. 

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Contestants from the 2019 The Collegiate Wind Competition

Project Development Contest

Research wind resource data, transmission infrastructure, and environmental factors to create a site plan and financial analysis for a hypothetical wind farm.

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CWC participant gives a presentation.

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.

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