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

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.

December 13, 2021

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Idaho National Lab Researchers Discuss Wind Cybersecurity on Hack the Plant Podcast

Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory recently appeared on the Hack the Plant podcast to discuss wind cybersecurity. In the December 6 episode, the team discussed why wind-specific cybersecurity is important and what the major challenges are.

November 8, 2021

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DOE National Labs Celebrate Numerous R&D 100 Awards

R&D World magazine has recognized three WETO-supported projects for its 2021 R&D 100 awards, which celebrate products and technologies that are considered innovative disruptors and revolutionary ideas in science and technology.

October 13, 2021

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Resilience Metrics Offer New Ways To Gauge Benefits of Distributed Wind

Distributed wind energy systems have unique characteristics, such as likely threats, geography, stakeholders, risk tolerance, and mitigations. A multilaboratory research team is using resilience metrics to evaluate the benefits of distributed wind.

September 30, 2021

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Happy New (Fiscal) Year!

As we enter a new fiscal year, WETO is sharing some of the more notable wind energy research and development accomplishments from 2021.

August 30, 2021

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Distributed Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition Released

The Distributed Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market, along with insights into its trends and characteristics.

August 30, 2021

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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.