A team from Kansas State University’s College of Engineering is among the 10 teams selected nationally to compete in the inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition. The team’s goal is to build a small wind turbine that can charge an electronic device such as a cellphone or an iPad.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado is the competition organizer, under direction of the U.S. Department of Energy.
The National Collegiate Wind Competition is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers. Continue reading