DOE Selects Teams for 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition 🎉🌬️

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July 20, 2023

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Thirty-Two Teams Selected for U.S. Department of Energy’s 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the teams competing in the first round of the 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC). These 32 college and university teams, who will participate in the competition during the first half of the 2023–2024 school year, will develop preliminary designs for a prototype wind turbine and a hypothetical fixed-bottom offshore wind farm site. In addition, the students will conduct outreach with the wind energy industry.

Among the first round of CWC 2024 teams are three community colleges and one institution based in Canada. In addition, 10 minority-serving institutions are participating in this first round.

By early 2024, the organizers will narrow the competition to up to 12 teams who will be invited to continue participating in the second half of the school year and present their work at the CWC 2024 final event. Teams not selected will be invited to continue as learn-along teams.

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Thirty-two teams will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition during the first half of the upcoming school year, designing a prototype fixed-bottom offshore wind turbine, designing a hypothetical offshore wind farm, networking with the industry, and performing outreach. Photo by Taylor Mankle, NREL