United States Supports Distributed Wind Technology Improvements: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Karin Sinclair

Research output: NRELPresentation


This presentation provides information on the activities conducted through the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), initiated in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and executed through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to support the distributed wind industry. The CIP provides research and development funding and technical support to improve distributed wind turbine technology and increase the competitiveness of U.S. small and midsize wind turbine manufacturers. Through this project, DOE/NREL assists U.S. manufacturers to lower the levelized cost of energy of wind turbines through component improvements, manufacturing process upgrades, and turbine testing. Ultimately, this support is expected to lead to turbine certification through testing to industry-recognized wind turbine performance and safety standards.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePresented at the Small Wind Conference 2015, 15-17 June, 2015, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5000-64346


  • competitiveness improvement project
  • cost of energy
  • distributed wind
  • NREL
  • wind turbine manufacturer


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