Providing funding for research directly applicable to offshore wind development.

Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0
(Via NYSERDA PON 4476)



The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate technology innovations that will reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for offshore wind in the United States. The NOWRDC is a nationally focused, independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, dedicated to supporting industry-led research and development activities that will remove barriers to implementation of offshore wind in all U.S. wind regions. In addition, three states (Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia) offer cost share programs for applicants from those states.

Please see below for previous solicitation documents. These documents include Solicitation 1.0 Call for Submissions, a FAQ on Solicitation, NOWRDC’s Research Roadmap, and NOWRDC Capable Partners Registry, a list of Marine Manufacturing, Services, and Supply Chain organizations that may be useful for your proposal.

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Awards will be announced in Spring 2021

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