Carbon Trust comment on US consortium announcement of $10m R&D funding after first solicitation

Sun rising on offshore wind farm

The Carbon Trust is pleased to see over $10m of R&D funding being awarded to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind technology in the US. The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC) has today announced the selection of twelve projects that will be progressed into the contract negotiation phase.

Jan Matthiesen vice chair of NOWRDC’s board and director at the Carbon Trust said, 

“NOWRDC is really picking up the pace, and it is encouraging to see such a high calibre of projects being announced through the consortium, which was modelled on Carbon Trust’s flagship Offshore Wind Accelerator programme. We are proud to support the efforts of the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium, and look forward to working with all grant awardees over the coming months.”

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium was established in 2018 when Carbon Trust, RCG and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority were awarded $18.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Read the NOWRDC press release.