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.
WEI will make wind energy increasingly competitive through:
- reducing capital costs;
- increasing energy capture;
- decreasing costs of addressing variability and uncertainty in power production;
- minimizing operation and maintenance costs;
- enhancing energy delivery; and
- 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.
- Iowa State engineers study the benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines March 11, 2015
- Iowa State’s WEML partners with NREL in nationwide advanced composite institute March 11, 2015
- ISU wins $330,000 NSF grant in wind energy October 28, 2014