Large Wind Turbine Materials and Manufacturing

Award Info:

EERE expects to make a total of approximately $30,000,000 ($30M) of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. EERE anticipates making approximately 10 to 30 awards under this FOA. EERE may issue one, multiple, or no awards. Individual awards may vary between $0.5M and $3M.


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). The goals of this FOA are to:
• 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.