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August 23, 2018
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems’ 100-kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
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
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...

September 15, 2015
Two DOE Reports Analyze U.S. Wind Energy Growth

The Department of Energy recently released two reports that provide a detailed analysis of the wind energy industry, technology and performance...

February 26, 2015
Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission...

September 12, 2014
NREL Announces Two New Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

In July, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announce...

September 11, 2014
Three DOE Reports Analyze U.S. Wind Energy Growth

DOE recently released three reports indicating that the wind technology market remained strong in 2013 and is poised for future growth that could...

August 18, 2014
Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth in Exports
Read more about how wind technology was deployed in distributed applications throughout the United States and abroad.
July 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern...

June 17, 2014
Silicon Valley Power and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Win 2014 Public Power Wind Awards

The Energy Department and the American Public Power Association named Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Silicon Valley Power as the winners of...

March 31, 2014
PNNL Reports Distributed Wind Installations Down, Exports Up in 2013

According to the second annual Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications soon to be published by DOE's Pacific Northwest...

March 31, 2014
DOE Announces Competitive Improvement Project Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is building on the success of the initial Distributed Wind...

March 6, 2014
Energy Department Names Virginia and Illinois Electric Co-ops the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The US Department of Energy and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative ...

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U...