WindSTAR Industry / University Cooperative Research Center

WindSTAR Industry / University Cooperative Research Center

nsf-logo_optNATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SUPPORTED INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION
DRIVING DOWN THE COST OF WIND POWER

WindSTAR brings the innovative research capabilities of leading universities to develop high-impact solutions to key industry challenges. We provide a platform for public agencies and companies to cost-effectively collaborate on shared, pre-competitive research topics by leveraging R&D investment to access world class facilities, faculty and graduate students.  WindSTAR’s goal is decrease cost and increase reliability at all stages of wind power plant development: component fabrication, array design, operations and maintenance. Our industry members include wind farm owner-operators, blade manufacturers, composite manufactures. Their priorities drive our research agenda – and train the next generation of wind industry innovators.

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WindSTAR is one of 64 Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the only one devoted to wind energy.