A Department of Energy laboratory has awarded cost-sharing subcontracts to eight companies as part of an initiative to build and certify wind power generation systems.
DOE said Tuesday its National Renewable Energy Laboratory will provide funding support and technical assistance to the awardees through the Competitiveness Improvement Project.
The department aims to increase interoperability of wind systems with other distributed energy resources, the number of turbine designs that meet national testing requirements and cost competitiveness of wind energy.
2019 CIP awardees will also test the safety and performance of systems.
The awardees are:
- Bergey Windpower
- Ducted Turbines
- Primus Wind Power
- QED Wind Power
- Sonsight Wind
- Westergaard Solutions
- Windward Engineering
- Xflow Energy
NREL has issued 36 subcontracts worth $8.4M combined to 20 businesses since 2013, the department noted.
A workshop is scheduled to take place on Dec. 17 at the laboratory's Flatirons Campus in Colorado and will cover CIP-related topics such as previous solicitations, design assessment requirements, merit criteria and testing and certification standards.