Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project

Ruth Baranowski, Breton Barker

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) is a periodic solicitation through the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Manufacturers of small and medium wind turbines are awarded cost-shared grants via a competitive process to optimize their designs, develop advanced manufacturing processes, and perform turbine testing. The goals of the CIP are to make wind energy cost competitive with other distributed generation technology and increase the number of wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards. This fact sheet describes the CIP and funding awarded as part of the project.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-66183

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102016-4861


  • certified wind turbine
  • CIP
  • Competitiveness Improvement Project
  • Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project
  • distributed wind energy
  • distributed wind turbines


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