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U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy

Open Date: 01/29/2014

Close Date: 04/14/2014

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000982


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support the development of technologies that mitigate U.S. transportation and logistics constraints affecting the deployment of taller utility-scale wind turbine systems. Continued turbine up-scaling and design advancements are expected to increase turbine performance and lower costs. Scaling to higher hub heights allows wind turbines to capture less turbulent and often stronger wind resources, thereby improving productivity and economics. Supported projects will develop lifecycle cost-competitive tower solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting, assembling, maintaining, and decommissioning towers for turbine hub heights of at least 120 m. These projects will strengthen U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing wind turbine components, reduce the cost of wind energy, and dramatically expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and Government Owned Government Operated research facilities (GOGOs) are not eligible to apply as prime or subrecipients.

Last updated: 02/03/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.