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News stories about the Collegiate Wind Competition from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office.

September 2, 2020
A young man in a hard hat and safety glasses adjusts a small wind turbine inside a wind tunnel.
Request for Proposals Released for 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
Applications for CWC 2022 are being accepted now through December 8, 2020.
August 26, 2020
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CWC Alum Goes Far with Passion for Renewable Energy
Jane Sandoval enters her master's program this fall with years of energy experience, including her work in DOE's 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
July 29, 2020
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Collaboration Is Key for Washington State University Everett Wind Energy Team
WSU Everett’s unique partnership with Everett Community College prepares team for first-time participation in the Collegiate Wind Competition.
June 23, 2020
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Winners
California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University Claim Top Awards in First Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition
After four days of intense virtual presentations, the Energy Department announced the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
June 1, 2020
A student installs his team’s turbine in a wind tunnel for a test during the CWC 2019 Technical Challenge.
Mind the Wind Workforce Gap
Ensuring today’s students meet tomorrow’s wind energy workforce needs.
April 21, 2020
Person sits using a mouse at a computer during the CWC competition.
Collegiate Wind Competition Teams Look to the Future with 2020 Vision
12 teams of students from across the United States will present a virtual showcase of technological adaptability and wind energy wizardry at CWC.
April 21, 2020
Student in a hard hat stands in front of a monitor.
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Goes Virtual To Accommodate Health Concerns
The 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) will be held via webinar in May and June.
February 26, 2020
Two young men smile while holding up a 1st place Collegiate Wind Competition trophy.
Energy Department Announces Participants of 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announced the 13 collegiate teams selected to participate in the 2021 CWC. Three new schools were selected and 10 teams are returning.
February 24, 2020
A group of young men in hard hats and safety goggles give each other high-fives.
Wind Energy Professionals Share Tips for Breezing Into the Wind Workforce
To support growth in wind, the industry needs a broad range of workers, including turbine engineers, project developers, and supply chain managers.
November 13, 2019
A group of students smile at a model wind turbine at the 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition.
Use Your Holiday Break to Prepare for the Energy Department’s Collegiate Wind Competition
Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to work on your team's CWC 2021 application before it's due on December 9, 2019.
September 27, 2019
Two students wearing school shirts adjust the nacelle on a model wind turbine.
Add Wind Power Experience to Your Resume … While You’re Still in College
Find out where to start, what to expect, and how to stand out now that EERE has issued the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 call for proposals.
September 10, 2019
Students inspect a small wind turbine designed and built for the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.
The U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Proposal for Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 Applicants
Are you ready to see what it takes for a career in wind energy? The application process is officially open for the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021.
August 20, 2019
Two people stand in front of a clear wind tunnel. A turbine sits inside and a team of people running the tunnel are seated on the other side.
CWC Chico State Team Stands Strong as California Wildfire Closes Campus
Following the 2018 Camp Fire, students and faculty from California State University – Chico faced barriers unlike any other school.
July 31, 2019
Five students in safety gear stand in a huddle next to a wind tunnel.
Students from Puerto Rico Channel Resiliency to Solve Real-World Challenges
Students from Puerto Rico managed to compete in 2018 CWC despite Hurricane Maria and returned in 2019 even stronger.
June 28, 2019
A student in a red shirt stands in front of a wind turbine on a cloudy day.
Collegiate Wind Competition Paves the Way to Careers in Wind Energy
Recent graduate receives early job offer from Invenergy.
June 12, 2019
Two college students look on as a child shows off a wind turbine design.
College Students Give Back: Collegiate Wind Competition Participants Support Education Through KidWind
Collegiate Wind Competition participants from UW-Madison and James Madison University share their experiences volunteering with KidWind.
May 14, 2019
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Penn State Takes Top Prize at 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge
Announcement of the winners of the 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge.
March 21, 2019
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CWC Opens Doors for New Grads Seeking Jobs in Wind
The competition includes two multi-faceted challenges: design, build, and test a wind turbine; and plan and financially analyze a wind plant.
March 15, 2019
A student team in the Collegiate Wind Competition stands on stage in front of a banner at the WINDPOWER conference.
Collegiate Wind Competition Provides Students with Opportunities
This competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects.
March 6, 2019
Men standing near a wind tunnel.
CWC Wind Tunnel Engineered to Last
In 2018, a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory designed and built the CWC's second-generation wind tunnel.
February 20, 2019
Student teams compete in turbine performance testing at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018, in Chicago on May 8–10, 2018.
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants Announced
Announcement of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Teams
November 1, 2018
Collegiate Wind Competition Informational Webinar Recording Available
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held an informational webinar on Monday, October 22 to discuss the Collegiate Wind Competition.
October 10, 2018
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Request for Proposal (RFP) for Collegiate Wind Competition 2020
NREL has issued a Request for Proposal for colleges and universities interested in participating in the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition 2020.
May 11, 2018
Cal state maritime wins collegiate wind competition
The California State University Maritime Academy Blows Away Competition at 3rd Biennial Collegiate Wind Competition
More than 200 competitors integrated real-world engineering test scenarios to create the best wind turbine design.
May 3, 2018
A team stares at their wind turbine in the wind tunnel
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 Teams: Part 2
Twelve talented teams from across the United States will put their wind turbines to the test at the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition.