DOE Announces Winners of 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition

May 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition focused on the theme of siting, outreach, and development challenges associated with fixed-bottom offshore wind energy projects. Over the course of the 2021-2022 school year, 12 competing teams and four learn-along teams designed, built, and tested model wind turbines, developed project plans, collaborated with industry experts, and engaged with their local communities. The competition culminated at the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP’s) CLEANPOWER 2022 Conference & Exhibition, where the teams tested their models in a wind tunnel and presented their work to a panel of wind energy experts. Kansas State University rose above 11 other competing teams to claim first place in the annual event.