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

June 23, 2022

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Learning a Better Way To Forecast Wind and Solar Energy Costs

A new study from Berkeley Lab published in the journal iScience uses a new methodology to predict patterns for utility-scale wind and solar costs. The study concludes that the cost of wind and solar energy will progressively decline in the coming years.

June 23, 2022

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Simulating the Role of Grid-Forming Inverters in the Future Electric Grid

PNNL researchers developed a new computer model of a device that acts like a translator, enabling renewable power sources like wind and solar to provide electricity to the grid while increasing system resiliency and stability.

June 23, 2022

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New Study Explores 3D Printing of Permanent Magnets for Wind Turbines

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory published a study that highlights the additive manufacturing (3D printing) of permanent magnets for large electrical machines. Additive manufacturing could be an attractive method for manufacturing permanent magnets.

June 23, 2022

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Happy Belated Global Wind Day!

Global Wind Day was on “Winds-day,” June 15. Meet some of the “Wizards of Wind Energy” from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) who make the magic happen in several areas.

June 21, 2022

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NREL Tool Aims To Predict Interactions Between Soaring Eagles and Wind Turbines

A new simulator, developed by NREL, allows users to model the movements of soaring raptors, such as golden eagles and bald eagles, which prefer to ride updrafts at the same altitudes as wind turbine blades.

June 1, 2022

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DOE Launches Partnership to Improve Clean Energy Interconnection to the Electricity Grid

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X), a new program that develops innovative solutions to enable faster, simpler, and fairer interconnection of solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage.

May 11, 2022

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New Journal Article Identifies Requirements for Procedural Justice in Wind Energy Development

Expanding wind energy deployment requires communities to host wind projects, and research has shown that communities are more willing to host wind energy when they feel the planning process has been fair.

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.

April 15, 2022

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New Study Evaluates How Researchers and Decision Makers Can Balance Wind Energy Development with the Built and Natural Environment

Researchers from NREL explore challenges related to the expansion of wind power as the United States works to meet decarbonization goals.