NREL to Invite U.S. Manufacturers to Partner on Distributed Wind Technology Innovation

Jan. 19, 2022

The distributed wind industry requires rapid innovation to reduce costs and increase customer confidence, but many companies that build small and mid-sized wind turbines do not have the resources to develop and certify next-generation technology. The Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides financial and technical support to manufacturers of small wind turbines. NREL intends to release a call for proposals for the 2022 CIP in the first quarter of 2022. Projects selected for the CIP can help reduce the levelized cost of energy and accelerate deployment in the United States.