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CRADA Opportunity for Blade Testing Technologies Deadline Extended

October 7, 2008

The deadline for the  cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) announced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) last October has been extended. The new deadline for proposals is now November 21, 2008.

The CRADA announced in October seeks one or more CRADA partners to develop testing technologies and equipment for static and fatigue testing of wind turbine blades up to approximately 100 m (330 ft) in length. The objective of the CRADA is to identify industry partners interested in and qualified to develop testing technologies and equipment, including scaling up, value engineering, and proving existing NREL testing equipment, to advance NREL's mission and DOE's national energy goals. CRADA applicants are expected to provide technical assistance and other shared resources or funding for the development of blade testing technologies and testing equipment necessary to accomplish this objective, and to commercialize and deploy existing NREL blade testing technologies and new blade testing technologies developed under the CRADA. For more details read the full CRADA announcement (PDF 246 KBDownload Adobe Reader  or contact Jason Cotrell at

—Kathleen O'Dell