Below are stories about next-generation technologies featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

October 13, 2021

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The Future of Offshore Wind Is Big—Literally

As wind turbines and plant sizes grow, is there a point at which costs plateau? Researchers analyze the avg cost per megawatt to develop and maintain offshore wind plants—and how these could change if trends toward larger turbines and plants continue.

October 1, 2021

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DOE Highlights Wind Turbine Composite Research as Part of Manufacturing Day

NREL’s Composites Manufacturing Education and Technology (CoMET) Facility is conducting research to design stronger, lighter weight, less expensive, and even recyclable wind turbine blades.

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.

August 30, 2021

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Wind Turbines: the Bigger, the Better

Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—and generate more energy. What’s driving this growth? Let’s take a closer look.