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Below are stories about distributed wind featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

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October 13, 2020
Wind turbine stationed at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne, Massachusetts.
A Gust-o for Training: Distributed Wind for Federal Agencies
New training covers basics and explains how and where systems could be installed.
September 28, 2020
The 3-MW GE/Alstom research turbine (right) at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) stands fully intact during its final days, prior to it being dismantled after an 8-year research collaboration.
On-Demand Wind Training Now Available for Federal Agencies
A new training course called Selecting, Implementing, and Funding Distributed Wind Systems in Federal Facilities is now available.
August 11, 2020
Distributed wind, small wind turbine
U.S. Distributed Wind Manufacturers Selected to Advance Wind Technologies and Grid Support Capabilities through DOE Competitiveness Impro...
8 new projects aim to drive down cost of distributed wind energy, improve grid support capabilities, and increase turbine certification testing
August 10, 2020
Wind turbine in the water at sunset surrounded by a light from a tool that measures offshore wind performance.
Celebrating American Wind Week: WETO Shows Wind Is the Answer
As we celebrate American Wind Week, let’s look at some of WETO’s most exciting wind energy research this year.
June 23, 2020
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Winners
California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University Claim Top Awards in First Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition
After four days of intense virtual presentations, the Energy Department announced the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
June 1, 2020
wind turbine on farmland against a cloudy but blue sky.
Working To Ensure Wind Is Part of Distributed Energy Future
International team examines solutions to make wind systems competitive in the distributed energy market.
May 27, 2020
Photo of wind turbines in Kodiak.
EERE Announces $21.3 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
Selected small businesses are receiving Phase I grants that demonstrate technical feasibility for innovations during the first phase of their research
February 27, 2020
A photo of a Bergey excel 15 wind turbine.
Competitiveness Improvement Project Issues RFP
Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) RFP is accepting applications through March 31, 2020.
November 19, 2019
Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Helps Manufacturers Develop, Certify Next-Gen Technologies
The goals of the CIP are to make wind energy cost competitive and increase the number of wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards.
September 30, 2019
robot-deployed autonomous inspection system against the sun and a blue sky.
Happy New (Fiscal) Year!
As we embark on a new fiscal year, we’d like to share some of our key accomplishments from Fiscal Year 2019.
August 12, 2019
A NREL employee's daughter points at the turbines while in her mother's arms at the National Wind Technology Center.
Who Uses Distributed Wind?
There are many different types of distributed wind customer. Find out more about distributed wind and who uses it.
May 20, 2019
Red barn-like structure, with solar panels on roof, wind turbines and water tower in background.
Workshop Explores Potential of Wind Innovations for Rural Economic Development
WETO workshop attendees share information about needs, challenges, and experiences unique to distributed wind, especially in rural areas.
May 8, 2018
A small wind turbine in a wooded area by a lake.
First-of-Its-Kind Report Benchmarks Costs for U.S. Small Wind Projects
A recent Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report is the first of its kind to benchmark costs for small wind projects installed in the U.S.
May 8, 2018
Photo of a small wind turbine.
Competitiveness Improvement Project Hits First Certification Milestone
Primus Wind Power achieved certification in February 2018 of its Primus Air40 wind turbine model.
April 19, 2018
Screenshot from the USWTDB.
U.S. Department of Energy and Geological Survey Release Online Public Dataset and Viewer of U.S. Wind Turbine Locations and Characteristics
The USGS and DOE released the United States Wind Turbine Database and Viewer to access this new public dataset.
February 28, 2018
A Primus Air40 wind turbine in a field.
Energy Department's Competitiveness Improvement Project Hits First Certification Milestone; Opens Next Round of Applications
The latest request for proposals under the Competitiveness Improvement Project for distributed wind energy was released.
October 17, 2017
Close-up image of two wind turbine blades.
Energy Department Awards 6 New Distributed Wind Component Development and Testing Projects
DOE announced six new contracts totaling $1.49 million under the Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.
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...
November 21, 2016
New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

The Energy Department today released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States...

August 17, 2016
Photo by Patsy McEnroe Photography.
Energy Department Reports Show Strong Growth of U.S. Wind Power

Continued low wind energy prices highlighted in annual state-of-the-industry market reports

June 14, 2016
VIDEO: How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes
VIDEO: How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office provides a simple step-...
February 26, 2016
A Pika Energy wind turbine is the newest addition to the Department of Energy's headquarters lobby in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Mike Mueller, The Hannon Group
Wind Turbine Showcased in Energy Department Headquarters

The Energy Department supported wind turbine innovation with Pika Energy—developing a process that cut the cost of making a small turbine blade...

October 1, 2015
Articles about Distributed Wind
Energy Department Helps Manufacturers of Small and Mid-Size Wind Turbines Meet Certification Requirements

On October 1, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fourth round of requests for proposals under the...

September 16, 2015
Pika Energy Develops Innovative Manufacturing Process and Lowers Production Cost Under DOE Competitiveness Improvement Project

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded Pika Energy of Westbrook, Maine, with a third...

September 15, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Deployment of Clean Energy on Indian Lands, the Distributed Wind Industry, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...