Call for Concept Papers – Wind Blade Manufacturing

NCMS is partnering with the Department of Energy (DOE) to identify and develop critical manufacturing technologies vital to the affordable manufacturing of alternative energy systems.  The call for Concept Papers will be used to select projects to be funded by this program.

NCMS is interested in Concept Papers in the following areas:

  • Advanced composite manufacturing technologies that will enable process automation for wind blade manufacturing including process automation and advanced curing technologies for higher throughput.
  • Advanced joining technologies to reduce the cost of manufacturing and installing wind turbines.

Collaborations are expected.

Available Funding / Cost Share Requirements

Approximately $220,000 of funding is available for each project, which will require an additional 1:1 cost share.


Two page Concept Papers need to be emailed by 5 pm EST, March 31, 2010.  Please follow the attached template.  Selected teams will be asked to develop a larger proposal (12-15 pages) based on the same template.

NCMS Membership Requirement

NCMS is a non-profit membership organization.  Project Participants must become NCMS members for those collaborative teams who are asked to submit a larger proposal.

This opportunity has closed.