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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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April 22, 2015
Articles about Market Transformation
An Earth-Friendly Wind Vision

Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that requires little to no water and creates no air pollution when compared with conventional energy...

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...

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.
May 5, 2014
Letter from the Wind Program Director, Third Quarter 2013 edition

In this year's offshore wind edition of the Wind Program Newsletter, the U.S. Department of Energy (D...

March 31, 2014
SWiFT Turbines Full Dynamic Characterization Opens Doors for Research in the Dynamics of Coupled Systems

Research conducted at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility (SWiFT) in Lubbock, Texas, drew a lot of interest from attendees at the...

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
The DOE/Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility located at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, allows for rapid, cost-efficient testing and development of transformative wind energy technologies, with a specific emphasis on improving wind plant performance. The facility’s commissioning in July 2013 marked the launch of the A2e Initiative. Photo by Lloyd Wilson/SNL
Atmosphere to Electrons Initiative Takes Shape

Since DOE launched its Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Initiative last July, the A2e executive committee has been developing a comprehensive approach...

March 31, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Initiates New Outreach Efforts to Address a Changing Wind Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the launch of WINDExchange, a national engagement and outreach initiative that marks a new...

January 6, 2014
New IEC Specifications Help Define Wind Plant Performance Reporting Metrics

The DOE Wind Program and Sandia National Laboratories have been working with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Committee on wind...

January 6, 2014
New Approach to Determine the Need for Operating Reserves in Electricity Markets with Wind Power

The amount of wind power in current electricity supply portfolios around the world is rapidly increasing. To help ensure the power system's...

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...

January 6, 2014
Studies Show No Evidence of Impacts from Wind on Residential Property Values

DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut analyzed more than 122,000 home sales near 26 wind facilities (more...

January 6, 2014
Study Shows Active Power Controls from Wind May Increase Revenues and Improve System Reliability
The DOE Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a study conducted in collaboration with the Electric Power Res...
January 6, 2014
Letter from the Wind Program Director: Fourth Quarter 2013
A new year always presents a great opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities. For the Wind Program, 2013...
January 6, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Engages Tomorrow's Wind Energy Innovators
Excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 23, 2013
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters
The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in2012, including the completion of two...
October 1, 2013
Making Offshore Wind Areas Available for Leasing 
When the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) needed a process to delineate the bureau's proposed offshore Wi...
October 1, 2013
New DOE Modeling Tool Estimates Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Plants
To help developers more readily estimate the economic benefits of offshore wind plants, DOE recently released a new version of the Jobs and Economi...
October 1, 2013
2012 detector deployment at Matinicus Rock Light Station located 18 miles off the coast of Maine.
Photo by Stantec
Stantec Investigates Bat Activity in Atlantic and Great Lakes Offshore Regions
Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec is observing patterns in offshore bat activity and species composition.
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...

October 1, 2013
New DOE Report Investigates Port Readiness for Offshore Wind

As offshore wind energy develops in the United States, port facilities will become strategic hubs in the offshore wind supply chain, because all...

October 1, 2013
DOE to Host a Booth at Offshore WINDPOWER
An excerpt from the Third Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
August 1, 2013
DOE Releases 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report
Excerpt from the Second Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
August 1, 2013
New Report Evaluates Impacts of DOE's Wind Powering America Initiative
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.