Providing funding for research directly applicable to offshore wind development.

Notice of intent and topic preview announced for Solicitation 4.0

NOWRDC intends to run a competitive solicitation titled “Solicitation 4.0 – Innovations in Floating Offshore Wind,” with a funding pool of $10.6 million.

This initiative aims to address key areas for floating offshore wind, including: 

  • Innovations in Ports and Vessels 
  • Transmission Technology Advancement 
  • Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring

This collaborative effort is supported by the California Energy Commission (CEC), New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Key Dates 

Notice of Intent Publication 

June 17, 2024 

Full Solicitation 4.0 Publication 

Anticipated August 2024 

Solicitation 4.0 Close and Application Due Date 

Anticipated November 2024 

Learn More

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Previous NOWRDC Solicitations

NOWRDC to date has held 4 competitive solicitations, resulting in 55 projects across a range of offshore wind technical challenge areas. To view our full project portfolio, visit our project database here.
NOWRDC’s most recent Solicitation 3.0 collaborated with Innovate UK and resulted in 3 project awards. These projects are focused on developing the U.S. offshore wind operations and maintenance strategies and advancing transmission technology.