The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched the Marine Energy Collegiate Competition: Powering the Blue Economy to provide hands-on experience to students preparing for a career in renewable energy.
NREL will hold an introductory webinar on August. 29, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET.
The competition focuses on advancing next-generation marine energy technologies that hold promise for the blue economy, an emerging research area with the potential to provide reliable power from the ocean, reduce costs, innovate sustainably, and help develop the next generation of the water power workforce.
The Marine Energy Collegiate Competition challenges diverse teams of undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to get real-world experience and find innovative marine energy solutions that could serve as the future of the blue economy.
More information on the competition, rules, and application is coming soon.