Further develop broad, foundational, manufacturing platform technologies and address gaps and barriers that are currently limiting use of composite materials in clean energy and decarbonization-related applications with wind energy applications as the primary FOA focus;
Enable additive manufacturing processes for rapid prototyping, tooling, fabrication, and testing of large wind blades;
Apply additive manufacturing to non-blade wind turbine components; and
Mature nascent technologies, processes, and methods that improve one or more aspects of advanced composites manufacturing, including automation, and sustainability (including recycling) of these materials.
This FOA includes three topic areas, the first two focused on additive manufacturing of blade and non-blade wind turbine components, and the third on other materials, manufacturing, automation, information, and sustainability
Large Wind Blade Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing of Wind Turbine Components
Large Wind Blades – Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Sustainability
Submission is limited to one concept paper and one full proposal per topic per institution; please contact your proposal administrator if you are interested in submitting to coordinate with the limited submission committee.
Cost sharing of 20% of total project costs is required.