The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, established by Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind research and development topics.
The consortium is still accepting applications for offshore wind plant technology advancement R&D funding, which was announced in March 2019.
1. Offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes:
- Optimizing the performance of wind plants
- Reducing the costs of turbine support structures (such as foundations)
- Developing innovative mooring and anchoring technologies for floating wind
- Reducing the cost and risk associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity from offshore wind
2. Offshore wind power resource and physical site characterization, which includes comprehensive wind resource assessment and the development of a metocean reference site
3. Installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain, which includes: heavy-lift vessel alternatives, offshore wind digitization through advanced analytics, and technology solutions to accelerate the U.S. supply chain.
For more information, please read the RFP: National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Research Solicitation (PON 4124)
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