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With Global Ambitions, Rutgers Engineers and Scientists Launch Wind Energy Research Center
Multidisciplinary collaboration involving three schools and multiple departments will combine efforts of environmental and marine scientists as well as engineers
KITTA MacPHERSON / RUTGERS TODAY – A Rutgers research project focused on offshore wind energy is poised to make New Jersey a global leader in the field in a little more than a decade.
The effort being launched by Rutgers researchers includes two key components: The design of a so-called Net-Zero Wind Energy Test (WET) Center, a warehouse-size testing facility to be potentially located somewhere close to the Jersey Shore; and the creation of a much smaller WET Lab which will be located on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus.
The new venture, which aims to address scientific and engineering challenges in testing a floating offshore wind turbine, will position Rutgers at the center of what is expected to be one of the most ambitious wind power research projects in the United States …
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