The Wind Energy Research Group (WERG) at UMass Lowell has unique expertise and capabilities to conduct research in the advancement of wind turbine science and systems. The group consists of thirteen interdisciplinary faculty members whose research focuses on wind turbine manufacturing, reliability, energy storage, and design.
The team is currently conducting wind related research that is supported by the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), National Grid, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and UMass President’s Office.
WERG has established collaborations and partnerships with several industrial partners, national laboratories and academic partners. These collaborations include TPI Composites Inc., the Wind Technology Testing Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories, Iowa State University, UT Dallas, and Texas A&M University.
The mission of UMass Lowell’s WERG is to conduct scientific research and perform education that will help to advance wind energy harvesting, making its use globally widespread.