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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in developing clean, affordable, and reliable domestic wind power tap into enormous energy-saving potential across the United States. Explore EERE's wind power success stories below.

August 11, 2017
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EERE Success Story—North Carolina Legislators Tour Amazon Wind Farm
Earlier this year, the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) organized and led North Carolina state legislators on two tours of the Amazon Wind Farm.
August 9, 2017
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EERE Success Story—Resource Centers Support Wind Energy Opportunities for Rural Utah
Utah will be publishing the first locally written resource management plans defining county priorities for the development and use of federal lands.
August 7, 2017
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EERE Success Story—New 60-Megawatt Colorado Wind Farm Helps Local Utility Reach State Goals
New 60-megawatt Colorado wind farm helps local utility reach state goals.
May 19, 2017
Photo showing the base of the 984-foot (300-meter) meteorological tower and several of the atmospheric instruments used during the XPIA field experiment. Photo by Andy Clifton/National Renewable Energy Laboratory
EERE Success Story—Unique Experiment Provides Data to Strengthen Future Wind Plant Research
A one-of-a-kind experiment combined multiple measurement devices and methods to simultaneously measure atmospheric conditions in one location. One ...
April 25, 2017
Group photo of Collegiate Wind Competition 17 teams and organizers at the National Wind Technology Center.  Photo Courtesy | Lee J. Fingersh, NREL
EERE Success Story—Penn State Earns Top Honors at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2017 Technical Challenge on Earth Day
Last week at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, Colorado, teams from 10 of the 12 universities that participated in the U.S D...
April 11, 2017
Pictured above is the Excel 15 wind turbine. This innovative turbine is anticipated to be 40% more efficient than Bergey’s 10 kW turbine, produce 85% more energy, and be sold at a similar price point. Photo Courtesy | Bergey Windpower
EERE Success Story—Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) Partner Delivers Next-Generation Wind Turbine for On-Site...
Distributed wind is used at or near where it is generated, and has gained a strong footing in the marketplace among commercial, industrial, and uti...
December 13, 2016
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EERE Success Story—Department of Energy Harnesses the Power of Wind

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office addresses a number of pressing energy needs, from improving technology...

July 18, 2016
An Energy Department buoy that recently ended a 19-month deployment off Virginia Beach, Virginia, collected a wealth of data that is now available to help offshore wind industry partners optimize offshore wind farm development and design. Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
EERE Success Story—Remote Data Collected by High-Tech Research Buoy Now Available to Offshore Wind Industry
EERE Success Story—Remote Data Collected by High-Tech Research Buoy Now Available to Offshore Wind Industry
June 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Enhanced Efficiency of Wind-Diesel Power Generation in Tribal Villages
This project is benefiting tribal communities in Alaska with fuel savings, increased revenues to local utilities, reduced heating cost, as well as ...