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EERE Announces $3 Million for University-led Wind Power Education and Research

April 27, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy today announced the investment of nearly $3 million to advance the work of 16 institutions doing wind power research, including several colleges and universities. The recipients will use these funds to further the department's goal of bolstering the emerging clean-energy sector with cutting-edge, highly trained workers. These awards will advance wind turbine technology research and development, enhance wind technology curricula for university coursework, provide students with educational opportunities for hands-on wind technology research, develop training programs that will build the wind power workforce, and research possible environmental impacts of wind power deployment.

These competitively selected projects, which complement other similar competitive awards made with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding in 2009, will strengthen America's role as a global leader in wind energy research and will further the development of the nation's clean-energy workforce.

A total of $1.5 million will be awarded to universities for offshore wind research and development projects and curriculum development. These selections include:

A total of $525,000 will be awarded to eight universities with approximately $65,000 going to each recipient for curriculum development. These selections include:

Up to $520,000 will be divided between three educational institutions for workforce development projects. These selections include:

Up to $358,000 will be divided between three educational and environmental institutions to research siting and potential environmental impacts of wind power. These selections include:

For more information on DOE's work in this area, see the Wind & Water Power Program's Web site.

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