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

May 11, 2022

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Companies Reach Innovative New Heights to Expand Wind Technology

Unique problems call for unique solutions which is exactly why companies from the wind technology industry are developing taller wind turbine towers at lower prices.

February 24, 2022

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U.S. Department of Energy Issues Comprehensive Plan to Strengthen America’s Clean Energy Supply Chains and Bolster Domestic Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Report is supported by seven deep-dive assessments on the challenges and opportunities to build domestic supply chains for clean energy technologies.

February 2, 2022

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Study Assesses Additive Manufacturing of Critical Rare-Earth-Free Magnets for Electrical Machines

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory have published a study as part of the MADE3D initiative, highlighting 3D printing of magnetic components for large electrical machines like wind turbines.

January 12, 2022

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National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium Announces New Projects Selected for Funding

The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced six new projects to support supply chain efficiency, asset monitoring, and inspection.

January 11, 2022

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Report Details Project to Enable Large Wind Turbine Blades

WETO has released phase I findings for its Big Adaptive Rotor project, studying large blades for low-specific-power wind turbines.

December 13, 2021

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DOE Requests Information to Enhance Energy Supply Chain Resiliency

DOE has issued a request for information to help build a more diverse, resilient, and competitive U.S.-based energy supply chain.

December 13, 2021

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Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is reflecting on our R&D, recent achievements, and recognitions, and getting ramped up for a new year of possibilities for wind energy.

November 9, 2021

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National Lab Researchers Examine Ways to Transport Longer Wind Turbine Blades

DOE national laboratory researchers have determined a way to transport massive wind turbine blades at a lower cost, by designing them to bend, or deflect, by 20%.

November 9, 2021

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Study Compares 3-D Printing Approaches for Wind Energy Components

DOE national labs and industry partner Vestas published a report discussing how 3-D printing may hold promise for producing specific wind energy components.

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.