The 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition was held as a virtual event June 2–11, 2021. Thirteen competing teams presented their work to a remote panel of judges via webinar, with The Pennsylvania State University claiming top honors.
2021 Collegiate Wind Competition Teams
The 2021 competition challenged teams to research, design, and build a turbine for deployment in highly uncertain times with a great degree of unknown risks and delays. The 2021 competition also featured a new Connection Creation Contest, in which teams conducted outreach within the wind industry, their local communities, and local media outlets.
Details on the 2021 competition are available in the CWC 2021 Rules and Requirements.
Learn-along teams are a new feature of the 2021 competition.
Learn-along teams may submit the same deliverables and receive feedback on submitted projects from competition judges. These teams are not eligible for awards, but the learn-along feature allows students to participate in the competition experience and establish a deeper understanding of the wind industry and the competition.
University of Colorado Boulder
The CU Boulder Wind Energy Team is participating in the CWC to utilize their engineering skills while sharpening their professional skills. Learn More
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is excited to participate in the CWC for the first time in 2021 as a learn-along team. The team has focused on the wind energy project development aspect of the competition this year to develop siting experience that will be useful for future competitions.
Get to know the teams who have participated in past competitions.