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

March 21, 2024

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Coming Soon: Funding to Improve Aerodynamic Performance of Offshore Wind Turbinesđź“Ś

WETO plans to invest $5.1 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in research and technology development to advance modeling for offshore wind turbine blades at adverse conditions.

February 8, 2024

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DOE and Innovation Fund Denmark Announce Upcoming $4 Million Opportunity to Advance Floating Offshore Wind

This proposed funding opportunity aims to improve mooring technologies and methods, which are used to secure floating platforms to the sea floor, for both the U.S. and Denmark.

February 8, 2024

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Wind Farms of the Future Will Be More Powerful and Quieter

A new Berkley Lab analysis finds that despite an expected future reduction in the number of turbines per power plant, the total estimated annual energy output of wind plants will increase due to larger, more powerful wind turbines.

January 18, 2024

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Funding Notice: Small Business Innovation Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program FY 2024 Phase 1, Release 2

WETO seeks to fund multiple projects for the development of offshore wind environmental monitoring technologies and energy storage systems that can be used to mitigate variability and uncertainties of wind.

January 16, 2024

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Funding Notice: Marine Energy University Foundational R&D

$14.5 million funding opportunity to support foundational marine and ocean renewable energy research and development at domestic institutions of higher education.

December 12, 2023

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Grand Challenges Revisited: Wind Energy Research Needs for a Global Energy Transition

A new report for the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme summarizes the findings of a meeting of global wind energy experts who identify the five Grand Challenges

November 16, 2023

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Offshore Energy Safety Institute Invests $2.7 Million to Advance Offshore Wind Safety

Research from the BSEE- and DOE-funded institute advances worker safety and environmental sustainability of offshore energy resources

November 15, 2023

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The 2024 Annual Technology Commercialization Fund Is Now Open

DOE is taking applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness Lab Call.

November 14, 2023

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New Reports Detail Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Novel Turbine Blade Designs

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently investigated advanced manufacturing processes and materials to enable novel wind turbine blade designs that both decrease costs and increase efficiency.

November 7, 2023

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DOE Seeks Information on Coexistence of Wind Turbines and Radar

DOE is requesting information on challenges and opportunities relating to the co-existence of wind energy and radar.