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May 14, 2014

Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

The Energy Department on May 7 announced Pennsylvania State University as the winner of the inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition, which was held in Las Vegas. The clean energy and STEM-focused competition challenges more than 150 students at 10 universities across the country to design, test, and build a small wind turbine.

Over the course of three intense days alongside the American Wind Energy Association’s annual conference, the teams put their wind turbines through rigorous performance testing, developed carefully-crafted business plans, and pitched wind industry leaders on the market opportunities for their turbine designs. As the team with the highest cumulative score, Pennsylvania State's winning turbine will be displayed at the Energy Department's headquarters building in Washington, D.C. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.