Photos

    The 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition photo gallery contains selected photos of the event and participating teams. In addition to the images shown here, more photographs are available for viewing and download at the Energy Department's Flickr Web page.

    Event Photos

    Photo of the Pennsylvania State University team posing with two awards and members of the competition organization staff in front of an official Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    Pennsylvania State University was selected as the first place overall winner and People’s Choice winner of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of the acrylic and mixed media awards displayed on a table.

    The 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition awarded trophies for the top three overall finishers, first place teams in three contests, and a People’s Choice winner. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of two male students working with the electrical wiring for a small-scale wind turbine.

    Teammates make adjustments to their wind turbine during the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of three male students hunched on the floor adjusting the electrical wiring beneath a testing apparatus.

    Teammates prepare their turbine for testing in the wind tunnel during the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of two male students speaking to David Danielson with a small wind turbine on a table between them.

    A student from Kansas State University demonstrates his team's small wind turbine for Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson at the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of a male student using a soldering iron to adjust the electrical circuit of a small wind turbine.

    A member of the NAU team makes adjustments to his team's small wind turbine prototype during the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    A female student touches the tip of a three-blade, vertical axis, small-scale wind turbine while speaking with a male.

    A PSU student demonstrates the function of her team's small wind turbine at the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of a male student smiling up at David Danielson with a small wind turbine prototype between them.

    A student on the University of Alaska Fairbanks team explains his team's small wind turbine to Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Danielson. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of a male students wearing safety googles and reaching into a clear apparatus to adjust a small-scale wind turbine.

    Students reach into the official Collegiate Wind Competition wind tunnel in preparation for the Turbine Testing subcontest, in which each team's wind turbine was tested for 5 seconds at 1 m/s interval wind speeds from 5–14 m/s. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

    Team Photos

    Photo of ten students and a faculty advisor from the Boise State University team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    The Boise State University team designed and constructed a small-scale wind turbine for the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of ten students from the California Maritime Academy team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    For the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, California Maritime Academy developed a small-scale wind turbine to provide power for cell phones and LED light bulbs in rural areas of Africa. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of nine students from the Colorado School of Mines team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    Team Zephyrus from the Colorado School of Mines sought to minimize weight and cost while maximizing efficiency with the wind turbine it designed for the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of 13 students and a faculty advisor from the James Madison University team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    The James Madison University team offered a solution for charging electronic devices in energy-impoverished communities with the wind turbine it designed for the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of 17 students and a faculty advisor from the Kansas State University team posing with a small wind turbine prototype in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    Students from Kansas State University designed and built a small wind turbine for the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of 14 students and a faculty advisor from the Northern Arizona State University team posing with their small wind turbine prototype.

    The Northern Arizona State University team proposed a solution for providing power after a natural disaster with the wind turbine it designed for the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of 14 students and a faculty advisor from the Pennsylvania State University team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    The Pennsylvania State University team prototyped a small-scale wind turbine, which was designed to provide power in emergency and/or remote power situations, for the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of seven students and a faculty advisor from the University of Alaska Fairbanks team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    For the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, the University of Alaska Fairbanks built a wind-powered energy generation system for researchers and explorers who use small devices for extended periods of time in remote field locations. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of eight students and a faculty advisor from the University of Kansas posing with a small wind turbine prototype, full-size model, and blade in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    The University of Kansas designed and built a small-scale wind turbine to compete the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, finishing in second place overall. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

     

    Photo of 15 students and a faculty advisor from the University of Massachusetts Lowell team posing with their small wind turbine prototype in front of an official U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition backdrop.

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a transportable wind turbine that charges portable electronic devices to compete the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.