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

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September 15, 2015
Energy Department Awards $1.8 Million to Develop Wind Turbine Blades to Access Better Wind Resources and Reduce Costs

The Energy Department today announced the selection of two organizations to develop larger wind turbine blades that can take advantage of better...

September 10, 2015
DOE-Funded Project Develops Safer Access to Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms

More than 4,000 gigawatts of estimated gross offshore wind potential lies off the U.S. coastline—that’s more than four times the current generation...

September 10, 2015
DOE Looks to the Future of Offshore Wind

Turning the page on the largely successful 2011 joint offshore wind strategy developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...

August 10, 2015
Articles about Next-Generation Technologies
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 19, 2015
Energy Department Releases Report, Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States

New report shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment through next-generation turbines.

May 18, 2015
National Rotor Testbed Targets Future Wind Plant Research Needs

DOE’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative has identified the evolution of wakes in turbulent inflow as a key physical process affecting power...

May 18, 2015
NREL Readies New Wind Turbine Drivetrain for Commercialization

NREL completed the assembly and began testing a new drivetrain design that can increase reliability, improve efficiency, and reduce the cost of...

May 18, 2015
DOE Taking Wind Forecasting to New Heights

A DOE study demonstrates that wind power forecasts can be improved substantially using data collected from tall towers, remote sensors, and other...

April 22, 2015
Articles about Next-Generation Technologies
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...

January 14, 2015
Wind Energy R&D Opportunity: Energy Department Announces $125 Million for Transformational Energy Projects

On January 7, the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced $125 million in available funding for its third...

December 30, 2014
DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

On December 29, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a third round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s...

November 26, 2014
Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Large Wind Turbines

The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including a Wind Program topic, under the...

September 12, 2014
International Effort Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Design Codes

For the past several years, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has teamed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System...

September 12, 2014
New Superconducting Magnet Will Lead to Next Generation of Wind Turbine Generators

AML Superconductivity and Magnetics, in conjunction with DOE's Argonne National Laboratory, recently announced that their superconducting magnet...

September 12, 2014
2011 DOE Funded Offshore Wind Project Updates
In 2011, DOE awarded $43 million to 41 projects across 20 states to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deployin...
September 5, 2014
Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by...

August 18, 2014
Turbines at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. The 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report includes a new chapter that focuses on trends in wind turbine nameplate capacity, hub height, rotor diameter, class, and specific power. | Photo by Ben Chicoski
Wind Turbine Scaling Enables Projects to Reach New Heights

Learn how wind turbines are soaring to new heights.

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.
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
Wind Technology Testing Center Acquires New Blade Fatigue Test System
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
January 10, 2013
Setting the Stage for Greater Renewable Energy Penetration
This is an excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
U.S. Department of Energy Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Wind Turbine Test Facility
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
DOE Funds Advanced Magnet Lab and NREL to Develop Next-Generation Drivetrains
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.