A year-long program, the Collegiate Wind Competition challenges undergraduate student teams from across the country to design, build, and test a prototype wind turbine. In the inaugural competition, students focused on creating a transportable wind turbine that can be used to power small electronic devices. As part of the competition, students gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and learn to think outside of the box to push wind turbine technology forward.
The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from a variety of programs to offer a unique solution to a complex wind energy project using the three multi-faceted elements highlighted below; providing each student with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind industry workforce.
Develop and Deliver a Business Plan
Establish a Deployment Strategy
Identify a project site for the team's power system and develop a deployment plan based upon siting constraints and expected challenges, then present their well-researched deployment strategy. Learn more.