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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Hydropower Technologies program has released its first call for proposals from companies or organizations interested in a research, testing or product development partnership. These cost-neutral cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) partnerships will leverage industry experience and needs with technology research and development (R&D) expertise available at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratory to solve issues in utility-scale wind and, subject to receipt of certain Congressional appropriations, ocean energy technologies.

The program has budgeted approximately $1 million for in-kind laboratory-based technical support for these agreements and expects to budget for funding in the next fiscal year for additional proposals.

Deadline: Nov. 5

For more information: nrel.gov

In addition, the DOE program released its first call for proposals from developers, owners, operators and manufacturers interested in forming partnerships through a CRADA to test utility-scale wind turbines. The objective of the CRADA is to support industry efforts to improve reliability and performance of the utility-scale – 500 kW or larger – commercial wind turbine fleet intended for deployment in the U.S.

Turbines selected for participation will be erected at the NREL National Wind Technology Center for up to three years. Tests conducted will include power performance, acoustic noise, structural loads and power quality.

Deadline: Nov. 5

For more information: nrel.gov


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