Wind Energy Initiative

Wind Energy Initiative


The Wind Energy Initiative will combine wind energy research, education and outreach activities in conjunction with industry to enable and enhance the economic viability of wind energy production, delivery and adoption.


The mission of the Wind Energy Initiative is to:

  • Enable mutually beneficial interdisciplinary partnerships with industry to advance the state of the art in wind energy technology.
  • Leverage our partnerships to respond competitively to external research funding opportunities.
  • Leverage Iowa State’s NSF-supported PhD program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy and its NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program to train students for future employment with industry.

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.