NREL Seeks Competitiveness Improvement Project Proposals to Accelerate Distributed Wind Deployment
DOE-Funded Program Will Build on 10 Years of Successful Innovation
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), DOE’s flagship program to reduce costs and improve technology for small and medium-sized wind turbines less than 1 megawatt in capacity.
“Through the Competitiveness Improvement Project, DOE continues to lower costs of reliable distributed wind technology,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “For ten years, this program has helped reduce the installed costs and improved performance of wind turbines used by homeowners, farmers, businesses and others. And now, we’re aiming even higher to support innovative distributed wind concepts that will accelerate the pathways to market adoption.”