Wind Energy Initiative

Wind Energy Initiative

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The Wind Energy Initiative (WEI) at Iowa State University aims to facilitate the nation’s achievement of 20 percent of energy from wind by 2030.  It would strategically drive heavy wind energy growth in Iowa and the United States through leadership in research, education and outreach.

The ultimate goal of the combined WEI research and education advances is to make wind energy competitive with other energy sources.  This would be done by reducing capital costs, minimizing operation and maintenance costs, increasing output through efficiency and system design, and improving grid operation for wind energy.