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

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January 5, 2021
Daytime photo of a wind farm with a man standing in the foreground and a hawk perched on this hand.
Happy New Year!
As we usher in 2021, we’d like to share some of 2020's top wind energy R&D achievements.
May 20, 2019
Red barn-like structure, with solar panels on roof, wind turbines and water tower in background.
Workshop Explores Potential of Wind Innovations for Rural Economic Development
WETO workshop attendees share information about needs, challenges, and experiences unique to distributed wind, especially in rural areas.
May 20, 2019
Large group of people standing in the grass and looking up at the camera
New Model To Support the North American Renewable Integration Study
U.S., Canadian, and Mexican collaboration on a new model helps industry plan an economically competitive and reliable long-term cross-border grid.
October 12, 2018
Photo of three wind turbines taken with the sun setting behind them.
Research Suggests Wind Turbines Can Provide Grid Reliability and Flexibility
Sandia researchers demonstrated that modulating the rotation speed of wind turbine rotors can offer two important grid services.
October 12, 2018
Map showing the total value, in 2016 dollars per MWh, along the United States eastern coastline.
Offshore Wind Market Value Varies Significantly Along U.S. East Coast
A study from LBNL finds that the market value of offshore wind generally exceeds that of land-based wind in the region.
May 8, 2018
Photo of a wind turbine mid-construction.
Guide to Wind Development Financing Designed To Increase Investment Pool
Investment in U.S. wind energy has averaged nearly $13.6 billion annually since 2006, totaling more than $140 billion.
May 8, 2018
Farm with a wind turbine.
Wind Project Neighbor Attitudes Mostly Positive, National Survey Reveals
A study led by LBNL provides unprecedented insight into the attitudes of Americans who live near U.S. wind turbines.
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.
October 18, 2017
Offshore wind turbines in heavy seas.
Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth
The United States wind industry added more than 8,200 MW of capacity and supported more than 101,000 jobs in 2016.
October 16, 2017
Offshore wind turbines in heavy seas.
New Offshore Wind Study Assesses Economic Potential Through 2030
The Northeast United States holds great economic promise for offshore wind development.
August 9, 2017
Offshore wind turbine BARD 5.0 installed on a transitional substructure from BARD Engineering GmbH at the offshore wind farm BARD OFFSHORE 1 in the German Bight.
4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies
More than 20 U.S. offshore wind projects are underway as four significant trends emerge in this growing energy market.
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

May 11, 2016
Nation Leads Wind Energy Production and Innovation

This spring edition of the Wind Program Newsletter comes at the juncture of two important events for the wind industry: the 1-year anniversary of...

September 29, 2015
New Report Shows Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Potential, 21 Projects Planned in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of...

September 16, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory Develops New Model to Quantify the Impacts of Variable Energy Resources on Generation Expansion and System Re...

The penetration level of variable energy resources, such as wind and solar, has been steadily increasing in many modern power systems, presenting...

September 16, 2015
New Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to 30% Penetration of Wind and Solar
A new study published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that the U.S. Eastern...
September 16, 2015
DOE Report Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published a report showing how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy...
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...

August 10, 2015
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EERE 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report Finds Wind Power at Record Low Prices

2014 proved to be a strong year for the wind industry as the United States remained a global leader in wind energy.

May 18, 2015
Wind Concurrent Cooling Could Increase Power Transmission Potential by as Much as 40%

Researchers at DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory are working with industry to model wind’s cooling effects on power transmission lines to dynamically...

May 18, 2015
New Report Shows Downward Trend in LCOE for Wind

A new report recently published by DOE shows a downward trend in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind projects...

May 18, 2015
Wind Career Map Connects Skill Sets with Jobs

To meet the wind deployment goals described in DOE’s new Wind Vision Report, the United States will require an expanded and highly qualified...

May 18, 2015
New Wind Technology Resource Center Launched

DOE recently launches a new, user-friendly online information resources portal that provides a central repository for research reports,...

May 18, 2015
Wind Program to Host Booth at WINDPOWER

Stop by the Department of Energy’s Wind Program exhibit booth #3801 to meet Wind Program personnel and learn about the latest DOE-funded research.