Wind Research Center, Purdue University

We're working to make wind energy as cheap and dependable as coal and natural gas. We envision an industry that supplies at least 20% of U.S. electricity from clean, sustainable wind power.

To achieve those goals, we target our research at solutions to real-world problems. We're improving the reliability and extending the life of wind turbines through better sensing and controls, and learning how to make wind farms more efficient by reducing losses to wake effects.

Our results don't stay in the lab — they're transferred to the wind industry to enable more competitive and cost-effective wind power systems. And today's students will be the next generation of engineers to tackle the sustainability issues in wind power systems.