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Center for Wind Energy


The nationally recognized Center for Wind Energy 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. Learn More.

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WindSTAR Center

Industry members are invited to participate in a WindSTAR Center biannual planning and industry networking meeting dedicated to wind energy research that will foster a community for wind energy networking, collaboration, education and advocacy of the growth of wind energy in the U.S. To request an invitation, please contact the Center Director.

UMass Lowell Professors Chris Hansen and David Willis demonstrate during Clean Energy Day. WindSTAR is Committed to educating teachers and middle school students through our KidWind Project.

Educational Resources

The members of the Center for Wind Energy are committed to educating teachers and middle school students through our KidWind Project. Most recently Professor David Willis developed a Coffee Cup Turbine project that was used during one of these educational demonstrations.


The Center for Wind Energy is a proud supporter of expanded use of Wind Energy throughout Massachusetts and New England. By joining forces with Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy), members of the UMass Lowell community aim to provide increased public awareness of local green power programs and every consumer’s ability to impact the amount of green power on the grid regardless of where they live, how much energy they use, or whether they pay an electric utility bill. The Climate Change Coalition, Engineers for a Sustainable World, and Thermodynamics students are hoping to spread the word that affordable renewable energy is the smart choice for a climate resilient future and it’s a choice we can all make today.