Academic Venture Fund - 2010

University Collaboration on Wind Energy

Windmills

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set the ambitious goal of generating 20 percent of the nation's electrical power from the wind by 2030. This project aims to build a community of researchers—a team of universities, national laboratories, and industrial partners—that will collectively present a proposal to the DOE to launch a long-term research program in wind energy. Cornell researchers will host a workshop to organize key university partners to join Cornell in promoting a new wind-power research program. A DOE-sponsored, cooperative research effort has the potential to overcome existing technological and environmental barriers to wind energy, allowing the nation to rise to the goal of "20 percent by 2030."

Investigators: Lance Collins, Alton Clark, Philip Liu, Alan Zehnder