The Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) aims to prepare students from multiple disciplines to enter the wind energy workforce by providing real-world experience. To help these teams understand wind energy and prepare a competitive proposal, the CWC organizing team provides resources to the students to get them started.
Learn more about the program and check out some of the introductory materials provided to teams as they start to understand the wind industry. You can also hear directly from the students on what they’ve learned from competing, and learn the fundamentals of wind energy.
Collegiate Wind Competition 2023 Information Webinar
To expand the potential teams and schools competing in the Collegiate Wind Competition, the organizers have implemented a new application process and timeline for the 2023 CWC. In this webinar, the organizers discussed the details of the new application process.
Wind Energy Basics
Collegiate Wind Competition Wind Energy Basics
Understand the fundamentals of wind energy and find out what information participants need to know to do well in the CWC.
Collegiate Wind Competition Project Development and Finance Overview
Where is the ideal site for a new wind project? What are the land use regulations at a proposed site? How do you negotiate a power purchase agreement? Who is going to buy the power generated at a proposed wind plant? These are questions that wind project development and finance professionals answer every day in their work. In this webinar, Toby Butterfield of EDP Renewables and Annie McClelland and Caroline Twitchell of Renewable Energy Systems describe their work in these areas and answer questions from students and faculty.
Wind Energy Careers Webinar Series
Wind Energy Careers: Turbine Engineering/OEMs
Nicole Mendoza and Heidi Tinnesand of NREL and Matthew Dudon of GE discuss tips for finding a job with a wind energy original equipment manufacturer.
Wind Energy Careers: Project Development
Toby Butterfield and Garrett Parker discuss tips for finding a job in wind project development.
Wind Energy Careers: Plant Construction
Santiago Bermudez and Thea Daguison of Mortenson discuss tips for finding a job in wind energy plant construction.