NAWEA is composed of universities, research laboratories, and industry participants dedicated to coordinating wind energy research and education activities in order to advance the state of wind energy technology and to develop the next generation of wind energy engineers, researchers, scientists, and innovators.
NAWEA connects research institutions, universities, and industry in the North American region with a vision for wind energy to contribute a tenfold or greater increase to 2012 electricity production levels thus producing over 20% of a nation’s electrical energy. NAWEA’s mission is to facilitate the formation of high-quality, scientific research collaborations to address high-risk, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research problems that present barriers to the widespread use and high penetration of wind energy.
Through the Academy, opportunities for education and training of needed skilled human resources and talent will be enhanced with an emphasis on graduate-level collaborative research. Academy members coalesce around the vision, collaborate, and share their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to promote wind energy education and technologies.
Technical areas, holistic perspectives, and approaches emphasized by NAWEA as necessary to maximize future deployment Include:
- Wind Energy Science and Engineering
- Grid Integration and Management
- Electrical Transmission
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Social Acceptance
- Policy Research
- Business and Financing
- Innovative / New Technology
- Education & Curriculum.