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The United States is home to one of the largest and fastest growing wind markets in the world. To stay competitive in this sector, the Energy Department invests in wind research and development projects, both on land and offshore, to advance technology innovations, create job opportunities and boost economic growth.

Moving forward, the U.S. wind industry remains a critical part of the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to cut carbon pollution, diversify our energy economy and bring the next generation of American-made clean energy technologies to market.

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How a Wind Turbine Works

Part of our How Energy Works series, a comprehensive look at how wind turbines work.

Pennsylvania State University Wins the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition provides undergraduates real-world skills they need to enter tomorrow’s clean energy workforce.

Unlocking Our Nation’s Wind Potential
New map shows how taller wind turbines could help unlock wind's potential in all 50 states, especially in the southeastern U.S. | Map courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Wind power is a growing source of low-cost, renewable energy in the U.S. A new report shows how next-generation wind turbine technology can unlock wind's potential.

Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Sandia’s design for giant wind turbine blades that are stowed at dangerous wind speeds to reduce the risk of damage. | Courtesy of TrevorJohnston.com/Popular Science</div></div></div>

How researchers at the National Labs are designing wind turbine blades 2.5x longer than any that exist today.