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R&D Partnership Opportunities for Utility-Scale Wind Turbine and Ocean Energy Technologies

September 21, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program released its first call for proposals from companies or organizations interested in a research, testing, or product development partnership. These cost-neutral Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partnerships will leverage industry experience and needs with the technology research and development expertise available at the National Renewable Energy and Sandia National Laboratories to solve industry's key questions in utility-scale wind and, subject to FY08 Congressional Appropriations for an Ocean Energy Program, ocean energy technologies. The program has budgeted approximately $1 million for in kind laboratory-based technical support for these agreements and expects to budget additional funding next fiscal year for additional proposals calls.

The deadline for submitting proposals for consideration has been extended to November 26, 2007.

For more information on this CRADA opportunity, contact:

Ian Baring-Gould
NREL, MS 3811
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO. 80401

Or see the Research and Development of Systems and Components for Utility Scale Wind Turbines and Ocean Energy Technology, shared Resource Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) at (PDF 174 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

CRADAs are flexible negotiated collaborative research agreements between the national laboratories and private companies. Learn more about CRADAs and view a sample CRADA at (PDF 106 KB).