Energy Department Announces Wind Energy Research Opportunity

The Department of Energy seeks to provide $28.1M in funds to support the research and development of offshore, land-based, distributed and tall wind energy technologies in the U.S. The initiative seeks to reduce costs associated with usage of utility-scale wind energy, the department said Thursday.

Officials are looking for concepts that will help update national facilities, support rural electrical utilities, create taller wind turbine systems and mitigate offshore wind energy risks.

“Research, development, and demonstration of innovative wind technologies can continue to drive down costs, and expand the success that we’ve seen in the land-based utility-scale wind sector to the emerging distributed wind and offshore wind sectors," said Rick Perry, energy secretary. 

Interested applicants have until April 25 to submit their concepts. If accepted, they may send full applications until June 15.

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