UMass Lowell's WindSTAR is a National Science Foundation(NSF) Supported Industry-University Collaboration, Driving Down The Cost Of Wind Power.

WindSTAR brings the innovative research capabilities of leading universities to develop high-impact solutions to key industry challenges. We provide a platform for public agencies and companies to cost-effectively collaborate on shared, pre-competitive research topics by leveraging R&D investment to access world class facilities, faculty and graduate students. WindSTAR’s goal is decrease cost and increase reliability at all stages of wind power plant development: component fabrication, array design, operations and maintenance. Our industry members include wind farm owner-operators, blade manufacturers, composite manufactures. Their priorities drive our research agenda – and train the next generation of wind industry innovators.

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25 - 75 Employees

Is your company women-, minority- or veteran-owned? No

Does your company subcontract with trade unions? No

Do you have a partnership with another company relevant to offshore wind that you’d like to promote? Yes, General Electric Energy, Leeward Asset Management, LLC, EDP Renewables, Pattern Operators LP, Shell International, TPI Composites Inc., LM Wind Power, Olin Corporation, Hexion, Bachman Electronic Corp., Aquanis, Electric Power Research Institute, MassCEC

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Primary Contact

Christopher Niezrecki
Professor & Director, Center for Wind Energy
Office Phone Number: +1 (978) 934-2963

Secondary Contact

Patrick Drane
Office Phone Number: +1 (978) 934-2996


1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, United States