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.
Elements of the Competition
Develop and Deliver a Business Plan
Share Your Experiences with the Competition
The Collegiate Wind Competition released a Request for Information (RFI) on November 6, 2017, designed to ensure that the event is effectively meeting its objectives of increasing student interest in wind energy, expanding wind-focused university programs, and meeting industry workforce needs. This RFI is targeted to undergraduate university stakeholders, including professors, students, and student groups, and responses are encouraged from all institutions whether or not you have applied to participate in the Competition.
Information collected in the RFI includes:
- Suggested adjustments to make the competition more accessible
- How to inspire more universities to apply to the Competition
- Feedback on new proposed competition structures.
The request for information can be found here.
About the 2018 Competition
The Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 will be held at American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER in Chicago, Illinois, from May 8–10. Competing teams will design, build and test a wind turbine, conduct market research and develop a business plan, and site a wind farm. All products will be judged by a panel of wind industry leaders. Read the Rules and Requirements.
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