Wind Energy Initiative

Wind Energy Initiative


Establish a center of excellence in wind energy research, education and outreach to reduce the cost of wind energy production, delivery and its adoption.

Aerospace engineers, left to right, Anupam Sharma and Hui Hu are working to improve the performance of wind turbines and wind farms. Their research has been supported by the Iowa Energy Center and the National Science Foundation. Photo by Christopher Gannon.


WEI will make wind energy increasingly competitive through:

  1. reducing capital costs;
  2. increasing energy capture;
  3. decreasing costs of addressing variability and uncertainty in power production;
  4. minimizing operation and maintenance costs;
  5. enhancing energy delivery; and
  6. improving the environmental impacts of wind energy.

WEI will lead in developing the talent to meet industrial and academic workforce needs related to wind energy. WEI will provide expertise to regulatory bodies and will seek to engage the general public.

Read more about our Initiative in our brochure.

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