American-Made Challenges: FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize

Nathan McKenzie, Lisa Trope

Research output: NRELPresentation


The goal of this prize is to establish a pathway to cost-effective domestic manufacture and deployment of gigawatt-scale floating wind farms in U.S. waters. Toward realization of that goal, the prize will: (1) incentivize and support further development of technically and economically viable floating wind platform structures that can support 12-MW-rated or larger wind turbines in water depths over 40 meters. (2) incentivize the creation of a supply chain that will enable domestic on-site manufacturing of floating offshore wind farm components utilizing a skilled and trained workforce. (3) promote awareness of the importance and principles of inclusion and environmental justice.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAmerican-Made Challenges Phase 1: Informational Webinar presented 22 September 2022

Bibliographical note

Webinar available to view in full on YouTube:

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5000-84043


  • American-Made Challenges
  • floating offshore wind
  • prize


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