The 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 many interdisciplinary faculty members whose research focuses on wind turbine manufacturing, reliability, energy storage, and design.
The team is actively pursuing research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the I/UCRC and SEP research programs and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) and has recently completed several projects supported by the Department of Energy, NSF, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), National Grid, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and UMass President’s Office.
The Center for Wind Energy 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 the UMass Lowell Center for Wind Energy is to conduct scientific research and perform education that will help advance wind energy harvesting, making its use cheaper, more reliable, efficient, and globally widespread.