The mission of the National Offshore Wind Innovation Center is to increase fundamental scientific, engineering and economic knowledge and innovation, as a Maryland-based Research Center of Excellence, to lower the cost of commercializing offshore wind in Maryland and enable a successful offshore wind industry in the United States.
Founded on August 2, 2016 (announcement), the National Offshore Wind Innovation Center builds upon existing computational and experimental work initially funded by the State of Maryland under their MOWER program, as well as related federal grants from NSF/DOE/DOD, and maintains close ties with the Business Network for Offshore Wind through their membership activities, including the Innovation and Commercialization Committee.
NOW-I-C sponsors an annual international workshop on life-cycle costing of offshore wind turbines and farms. The workshop brings together experts on forecasting life-cycle costs of turbines, wind farms, and their associated infrastructure.
This colloquium intends to bring together wind-farm researchers from different disciplines to present their work on design, operation, and control of large wind farms. This may include studies on wake interaction, turbulence, wind-farm boundary-layer interaction, as well as control and integration in the electricity grid, market behavior, etc.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind connects industry to opportunity. More than 75 businesses strong – working together to learn, connect, and participate in the global and regional offshore wind market.