Collegiate Wind Competition

photo of a college student building a model wind turbine

Student teams competed in turbine performance testing at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 in Chicago. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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. The competition provides students with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind industry workforce.

Learn more about the 2023 Collegiate Wind Competition and the 30 teams that have been selected to compete in Phase I during the first half of the 2022-2023 school year.

Collegiate Wind Competition 2022

DOE convened universities and wind energy experts from around the country in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition, which took place May 16–18, 2022, in conjunction with the American Clean Power Association’s CLEANPOWER 2022 Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Kansas State University rose above 11 other competing teams to claim first place in the annual event.

Browse the archives for past competitions.