Wind Energy Center

Wind Energy Center The nation's foremost graduate wind energy research program The University of Massachusetts Wind Energy Center is a leading institution in wind energy engineering nationally and internationally.

Since 1972 the Center has worked diligently to maintain and enhance its important wind energy education programs and research activities. This page will familiarize you with the breadth and depth of that work.

Mission: We invite you to learn and grow with us in this very exciting time for wind energy. The stakes have never been higher.

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Advocating for Offshore Wind in New England
08/26/2020
Advocating for Offshore Wind in New England

Advocating for Offshore Wind in New England

New England for Offshore Wind is Advocating for Offshore Wind in Every New England State. Be a part of the New England for Offshore Wind Campaign!

NAWEA 2019 Conference | Wind Energy Center
08/28/2019
NAWEA 2019 Conference | Wind Energy Center

NAWEA 2019 Conference | Wind Energy Center

The NAWEA/WindTech 2019 Conference will take place at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 14th–16th, 2019. This will be an opportunity for wind energy academics and researchers to discuss the Grand Vision for Wind Energy and its implications. Thought leaders from around the world wi...

School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst
10/03/2018

School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst

Thanks to Prof Jim Manwell of the UMass Amherst College of Engineering & the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center for kicking of the School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst's 2018-19 colloquia with a talk about the past, present & future of offshore wind & renewable energy.
Join us next on Nov 5 when Prof Brian Levine of the College of Information and Computer Sciences UMass Amherst speaks on "Combatting Online Child Sexual Exploitation": https://bit.ly/2RmzdxO

School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst
08/03/2018

School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst

Mark your calendar for the School of Public Policy at UMass Amherst's fall colloquia, with talks by James Manwell of the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center and UMass Amherst College of Engineering, Brian Levine of the College of Information and Computer Sciences UMass Amherst & Chrystal George Mwangi of the College of Education UMass Amherst.
cc: College of Social & Behavioral Sciences UMass Amherst

Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power
10/23/2015
Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power

Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power

About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity needs for the day, but enough extra to spread between three neighboring countries. To be exact, the sustainable wind-power technologies har

Wind Energy Center's cover photo
07/01/2014

Wind Energy Center's cover photo

Bio-inspired Wind Energy: From fish schools and seagrass to better wind farms | UMass IGERT...
11/21/2013
Bio-inspired Wind Energy: From fish schools and seagrass to better wind farms | UMass IGERT...

Bio-inspired Wind Energy: From fish schools and seagrass to better wind farms | UMass IGERT...

Abstract: This talk will describe recent efforts using bio-inspired arrays of counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines to reduce the cost, size, and environmental impacts of wind farms. Full-scale field tests of 10-meter tall vertical-axis wind turbines in various counter-rotating configurations...

Video by UMass IGERT Student
05/20/2013
Offshore Wind in the Caribbean

Video by UMass IGERT Student

Wind power is a rapidly growing renewable energy source that the Department of Energy envisions will produce 20% of the electricity demand in the United States by 2030. It is especially attractive ...

http://mie.umass.edu/news/engineering-team-uses-armstrong-fund-science-develop-new-multi-rotor-offshore-wind-turbine
01/29/2013
Engineering Team Uses Armstrong Fund for Science to Develop New Multi-rotor Offshore Wind Turbine |.

http://mie.umass.edu/news/engineering-team-uses-armstrong-fund-science-develop-new-multi-rotor-offshore-wind-turbine

In May of 2012, a team of wind-power specialists from the College of Engineering was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Armstrong Fund for Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which the engineers are now using to help design, analyze, and optimize a new, multi-rotor, offshore wind turbi...

01/07/2013
Conversation on the Future of the Wind Industry

Conversation on the Future of the Wind Industry

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) discuss the progress of wind energy and the importance of robust policy support to ensure continued...

Wind Energy (WAIO)
01/03/2013

Wind Energy (WAIO)

http://mie.umass.edu/news/umass-hosts-inaugural-meeting-north-american-wind-energy-academy
09/14/2012
UMass Hosts Inaugural Meeting of North American Wind Energy Academy | Mechanical and Industrial Engi

http://mie.umass.edu/news/umass-hosts-inaugural-meeting-north-american-wind-energy-academy

Ninety-two participants representing 22 universities, eight commercial companies, and four government laboratories throughout North America gathered at UMass Amherst from August 7 to 9 for the inaugural meeting of the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA). The newly formulated academy connects ...

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