The 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC), originally planned as part of the American Wind Energy Association CLEANPOWER Conference (now canceled), will be held via webinar May 12–14, June 2–4, and June 16–18.
During this event, the 12 participating teams will showcase the deliverables they created for the competition. “As the next generation of the wind energy workforce, these students and their contributions are critical to continued growth and innovation in the wind and renewable energy industries,” said Elise DeGeorge, competition operations manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “These students have worked so hard over the last year to prepare for the CWC. We needed to find a way for them to present their work. We’re thankful to have the tools that make this possible.”
In the virtual format, participants will present their turbine designs, technical design reports, and project development plans to CWC judges via webinar. Because the turbine tests will not take place this year, winners will be declared only for the project development and the turbine design portions of the competition.