Author: US DOE Staff Published: 2/8/2024 EERE
Wind Energy Technologies Office
DOE and Innovation Fund Denmark Announce Upcoming $4 Million Opportunity to Advance Floating Offshore Wind
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Innovation Fund Denmark announced an intent to release a $4.2 million opportunity to advance floating offshore wind energy systems toward cost-effective commercialization and wide-scale deployment.
Floating offshore wind energy will be a key contributor to national and global offshore wind deployment goals and the provision of clean energy to coastal cities. This also supports the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Energy Shot to reduce the cost of floating offshore wind energy and enable widespread deployment that can harness untapped renewable energy potential at sea, promote an equitable clean energy transition, and create jobs and economic opportunities.
This proposed funding opportunity supports these goals by focusing on research to improve mooring technologies and methods, which are used to secure floating platforms to the sea floor. This is a joint funding opportunity between the United States and Denmark to advance the global floating offshore wind industry by encouraging bilateral collaboration to increase the impact of research and development in each country.
WETO and Innovation Fund Denmark are each contributing approximately $2 million. Performing teams must include both U.S. and Danish entities collaborating on each awarded project and should include significant effort from both U.S. and Danish partners. U.S. applicants must include minority-serving institutions and can involve other U.S. participants. Four or more awards are expected.
DOE and Innovation Fund Denmark expect to seek proposals addressing five topic areas.
- Compatibility strategies for mooring, cabling, and coexistence
- Mass-producible, high-reliability moorings
- Novel station-keeping systems and components
- Monitoring and inspection technologies for moorings
- Open Topic
This opportunity is expected to be released this spring.
Learn more about other open funding opportunities within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.