Wind Energy Competition Information Session
Are you interested in renewable energy, economics, zoning analysis, or working with passionate individuals from across a wide range of disciplines within the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences? Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience in the key aspects of energy consulting, design, and engineering?
A group of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students is putting together a team to potentially compete in May of 2021 at an intercollegiate wind turbine competition and is looking for more passionate undergraduate students to join them. The competition activities would begin in late spring of 2020, and the competition prompt would be released at the end of the summer. You do not need to have engineering experience to join this competitive team. Students who are interested should fill out an interest form.
The competition is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Lab, and 10-15 schools from across the U.S. are accepted to compete in Colorado. Competitors present a miniature, unique wind turbine design as well as a complete development plan for a wind turbine. The development plan includes financial analysis of the viability of a wind farm (from an economic perspective), a complete site analysis (for example, soil mechanics, weather patterns, etc.), an analysis of the infrastructure necessary to transport wind turbines, and more.
Not only is this opportunity great as an introduction to wind energy, the competition also provides opportunities to network with current industry leaders and members of the National Renewable Energy Lab and the U.S. Department of Energy as well as opportunities to learn from students at other universities around the U.S.
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