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

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May 19, 2015
Energy Department Releases Report, Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States

New report shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment through next-generation turbines.

May 18, 2015
SNL Researchers Assess Wind Turbine Blade Inspection and Repair Methods

Flaws in wind turbine blades emanating from the manufacturing process are an important factor in blade reliability. To reduce uncertainty in the...

May 18, 2015
National Rotor Testbed Targets Future Wind Plant Research Needs
DOE’s A2e initiative has identified the evolution of wakes in turbulent inflow as a key physical process affecting power production.
May 18, 2015
NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization

NREL completed the assembly and began testing a new drivetrain design that can increase reliability, improve efficiency, and reduce the cost of...

May 18, 2015
DOE Taking Wind Forecasting to New Heights

A DOE study demonstrates that wind power forecasts can be improved substantially using data collected from tall towers, remote sensors, and other...

March 25, 2015
Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other...

March 16, 2015
New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power...

March 12, 2015
Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050
Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050

The Energy Department’s Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from...

February 20, 2015
Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

On February 20, EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to...

December 30, 2014
DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

On December 29, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a third round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s...

September 18, 2014
Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher...

September 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers
This Morning at the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dr. D...
September 17, 2014
Wind turbine blades wind their way by train through Denver. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder of NREL.
DOE Study finds U.S. Wind Industry Competitive, Efficient, and Capable on a Global Scale

The Global Wind Network recently completed an Energy Department funded study that took a critical look at U.S. wind industry manufacturers’ ability...

September 12, 2014
International Effort Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Design Codes

For the past several years, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has teamed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System...

September 12, 2014
Argonne Researchers Shine "Light" on Origins of Wind Turbine Bearing Failures
Researchers at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory are investigating the root cause of failures to wind turbine drivetrain components, such as bearin...
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...

August 18, 2014
Turbines at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. The 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report includes a new chapter that focuses on trends in wind turbine nameplate capacity, hub height, rotor diameter, class, and specific power. | Photo by Ben Chicoski
Wind Turbine Scaling Enables Projects to Reach New Heights
Learn how wind turbines are soaring to new heights.
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...

March 31, 2014
Wind Program Manufacturing Research Advances Processes and Reduces Costs

Knowing that reducing the overall cost of wind energy begins on the factory floor, the Wind Program supports R&D efforts and funding...

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...

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...

January 6, 2014
Research Led by Sandia Reveals Leading-Edge Erosion Significantly Reduces Wind Turbine Performance

Research conducted by DOE's Sandia National Laboratories revealed that leading-edge erosion on wind turbine blades can have a detrimental effect on...

January 6, 2014
Developing Integrated National Design Standards for Offshore Wind Plants

The DOE Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a report that summarizes the regulations, standards, and...

October 1, 2013
Douglas-Westwood collected data on vessels currently deployed in the international offshore wind industry, like the one pictured here at the London Array in the United Kingdom.
Photo by London Array Limited
Study Reveals Challenges and Opportunities Related to Vessels for U.S. Offshore Wind

The installation of offshore wind farms requires a highly specialized fleet of vessels--but no such fleet currently exists in the United States. As...