Meet the 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition Teams

March 23, 2021

This June, 13 competing teams and two learn-along teams of college students from across the United States will showcase their wind energy achievements at the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition. Now in its 8th year, the competition prepares students from multiple disciplines to enter the wind energy workforce by providing real-world experience in technology and project development, community outreach, and industry engagement. The 2021 event focuses on adaptability, calling on teams to research, design, and build a turbine for deployment in highly uncertain times. This year’s competition also includes a Connection Creation Contest, challenging teams to build connections to and relationships with members of the wind industry and local communities.

To safeguard the health of students, judges, and organizers, the 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition will be held virtually. Teams will use digital tools to present their work to a remote panel of judges via webinar. To help 2021 teams prepare, two of the winning 2020 teams provided tips for competing in a time of social distancing.