The research thrusts for the center will be determined at the semi-annual center meeting of the industrial advisory board (IAB). The thrusts are expected to be in the following seven areas.
- Composites in Wind Energy
- Foundations and Tall Concrete Towers
- Manufacturing and Design
- Structural Health Monitoring, Non-Destructive Inspection & Testing
- Control Systems and Storage
- Wind Resource Characterization
- Wind System Planning, Siting, Operations, and Maintenance