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September 17, 2013
#CleanTechNow: America’s Clean Energy Revolution

A new Energy Department report shows how cost reductions and product improvements have sparked a surge in consumer demand for wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and LED lighting.

August 8, 2013
LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions

Wind industry experts will be taking your questions on today at 3 pm ET. We hope to see you then!

August 7, 2013
At the National Renewables Energy Laboratory (NREL), scientists use the Insight Center Collaboration Room to examine and interact with their data. In this simulation, the room is converted into a virtual wind tunnel, allowing scientists to study the complex, turbulent flow fields around wind turbines. 

Pictured here, NREL Senior Scientist Kenny Gruchalla examines the velocity field surrounding a wind turbine, using a 3-D model projected onto the center's 16-by-8 foot wall. The simulation helps scientists better understand flow patterns, and further, how turbines can better avoid gearbox failures. <a href="" target="_blank">Learn more about the Insight Center Collaboration Room</a>. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Photo of the Week: Eye-to-Eye with a Wind Turbine

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

August 6, 2013
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Wind Farm Growth Through the Years

Breaking down data from the 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report to chart the growth of wind farms across America over time.

August 6, 2013
Our latest Infographic highlights key findings from the 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
America's Wind Industry Reaches Record Highs

Sharing key findings from two new Energy Department reports that highlight the record growth of America's wind industry.

August 5, 2013
Wind Industry Soars to New Heights

Watch the video as Jose Zayas, Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, highlights the latest wind industry trends in the 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report.

August 16, 2012
Wind Energy In America: Supporting Our Manufacturers

Profiling success stories of the American wind industry.

August 14, 2012
A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

Sharing key findings from a new report that details the dramatic expansion of wind energy in America.

July 27, 2012
Caption This! Wind Edition

We asked you to think of creative captions for our Photo of the Week on July 20 -- now we're highlighting some of our favorites.

July 23, 2012
Using its fiberglass technology expertise and a grant from the Energy Department's State Energy Program (SEP), Energetx Composites was able to shift its operations to producing wind turbine blades. | Photo courtesy of Energetx Composites.
Energetx Composites: Retooling Manufacturing, Creating Michigan Jobs

How Energetx Composites is helping to revitalize local communities with its Holland, Michigan-based wind turbine blade production facility.

July 17, 2012
SLIDESHOW: America's Wind Testing Facilities

A look at the nation's innovative wind facilities -- where researchers are speeding the adoption of next generation clean energy technologies.

July 17, 2012
Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer To a Clean Energy Future

Making sure the best, most efficient wind energy technologies are developed and manufactured here in America.

May 25, 2012
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at TPI Composites wind turbine blade facility in Newton, Iowa. | Photo Courtesy of the White House.
President Obama Talks Clean Energy in Iowa

President Obama recently traveled to Newton, Iowa to push for the renewal of a tax credit for companies that produce clean energy.