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

August 16, 2022

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Distributed Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition

The U.S. distributed wind sector added 11.7 MW of new distributed wind energy capacity with 1,751 new wind turbines installed across 15 states. Download the Distributed Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition.

August 16, 2022

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Three Places American Energy Consumers Are Using Local Wind Power

New DOE report on wind energy shows distributed wind energy—wind turbines that provide power for nearby consumers—is expanding across the nation, benefiting a wide range of organizations and communities, from large corporations to remote villages.

August 16, 2022

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.

August 15, 2022

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DOE Launches New Initiative to Improve Clean Energy Interconnection

The Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) is designed to help clean energy resources connect to the grid, which will enhance overall grid reliability and improve market competition and transmission and distribution access.

July 25, 2022

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Modeling Exactly Where Distributed Energy Resources Could Provide the Most Value to the Grid

NREL has made a big leap forward by adding new data and capabilities to the Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model.

June 23, 2022

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Happy Belated Global Wind Day!

Global Wind Day was on “Winds-day,” June 15. Meet some of the “Wizards of Wind Energy” from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) who make the magic happen in several areas.

May 16, 2022

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Unlocking Distributed Wind Energy’s Potential

A new study indicates that nearly 1,400 gigawatts of distributed wind capacity could be profitably deployed today across the United States, which amounts to more than half of the nation’s current annual electricity consumption.

May 16, 2022

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The Winds of St. Mary’s, Alaska

A standalone wind turbine is transforming the rural Alaskan community of St. Mary’s, according to a new study conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

May 12, 2022

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Study Finds Distributed Wind Energy Potential Equivalent to Half of National Electricity Demand

NREL released the Distributed Wind Energy Futures Study, which details the high potential to profitably deploy nearly 1,400 gigawatts (GW) of distributed wind capacity across the United States.

March 1, 2022

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NREL Seeks Competitiveness Improvement Project Proposals to Accelerate Distributed Wind Deployment

A new Competitiveness Improvement Project request for proposals invites respondents to help address cost barriers to rapid deployment of improved distributed wind technology. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2022.