NREL Issues Special Notice for Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project

Nov. 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a Special Notice regarding a request for proposals (RFP) under the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) for distributed wind.

Focused on small and medium wind turbine technology R&D, the CIP is an annual solicitation that awards cost-shared subcontracts and technical support via a competitive process to:

-Innovate optimized designs for increased energy production and grid support;
-Conduct turbine and component testing to national standards to verify performance and safety; and
-Develop advanced manufacturing processes to reduce hardware costs.

The RFP is planned for release in early 2021. Learn more about the CIP and the RFP process.