Tuskegee University Collegiate Wind Team
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
Participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) offers an opportunity for Tuskegee University team members to put their engineering skills to the test. The CWC will allow the students to collaborate, cultivate an understanding of wind power and control systems, and understand the importance and necessity of the renewable energy industry.
The Tuskegee University Collegiate Wind Team is building a 2-foot-tall wind turbine prototype for a sustained-use wind farm in Colorado.
The project comprises three key components: turbine construction, wind farm siting, and a company presentation. The team first identified and assigned the tasks related to these components, zeroing in on team members’ strengths and weaknesses and forming groups accordingly. Next, the team will build its wind turbine prototype. Finally, the team will develop a business model and prepare a presentation and report about its fictional wind farm.
The team cites their dedication and devotion to working on the project as major strengths, along with the quality of their teammates. They are eager to work on this project and see their ideas come to life.
The biggest obstacles for the Tuskegee University Collegiate Wind Team have been being new to this competition and finding it challenging to secure the resources needed to achieve their goals.
The team hopes to learn as much as they can about the field of renewable energy, while also meeting similarly driven competitors from the other teams. Most importantly, as newcomers to this competition, they hope to have fun.
This content was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy by the team.