Through the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA), opportunities for education and training of needed skilled human resources and talent will be enhanced with an emphasis on graduate-level collaborative research. NAWEA 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 and Curriculum.
- North American Wind Energy Academy Concepts Document
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: NOAA ESRL's Potential Contributions to Solving the Nation's Energy-Climate Crisis through Renewable Energy Development (Marquis, Wilczak)
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory: A Vision for a North American Wind Energy Academy (Thresher, Veers)
- Cornell University: University Collaboration on Wind Energy (Zehnder, Warhaft)
- U.S. Department of Energy Workshop Report: Research Needs for Wind Resource Characterization (Schreck, Lundquist, Shaw)
- U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technology Office Workforce Development and Education Program
- U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Carrier Map
- WINDExchange: Energy Education and Workforce
- Wind for Schools Curricula Portal
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