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July 23, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Nearly $53.4 Million in Small Business Research and Development
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Nearly $53.4 Million in Small Business Research and Development
Projects selected for Phase II funding will build on successful SBIR/STTR projects that demonstrated technical feasibility in Phase I.
July 22, 2020
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Announces Topics for Next Solicitation
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Announces Topics for Next Solicitation
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium announces the topics for its second solicitation of industry-prioritized R&D of U.S offshore wind.
July 21, 2020
The inside of a wind turbine
How a Wind Turbine Works
Learn the basics of how wind turbines operate to produce power from a renewable resource—the wind.
June 4, 2020
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Announces New Project Awards
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Announces New Project Awards
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium announces twelve new research projects, representing an investment of $17.3 million.
June 4, 2020
offshore wind turbines
DOE Seeks Input on Offshore Wind Environmental Research and Related Technology Needs
WETO is seeking input on high-priority environmental research needs regarding impact assessment, model validation, and monitoring and mitigation.
June 1, 2020
Buoys stationed off U.S. coast.
It’s No Li(dar): Buoys Equipped with More Powerful Instrumentation
$1.3-million upgrade extends lidar reach and data recovery rate; provides more accessible information.
June 1, 2020
Multimegawatt reference turbine model at sea.
New Reference Turbine Model Accelerates Development of Larger, Cost-Competitive Offshore Wind Systems
Multimegawatt reference turbine expands capabilities to assess technology for ever-larger and lower-cost designs.
May 27, 2020
Photo of wind turbines in Kodiak.
EERE Announces $21.3 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
Selected small businesses are receiving Phase I grants that demonstrate technical feasibility for innovations during the first phase of their research
April 1, 2020
Photo of two offshore wind turbines in the ocean.
Energy Department Announces $20 Million Investment in Offshore Wind Resource Characterization and Technology Demonstration
Today, the Energy Department announced a $20 million investment in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations.
December 16, 2019
Offshore Wind Demonstration Aqua Ventus Project Secures Power Purchase Agreement
Offshore Wind Demonstration Aqua Ventus Project Secures Power Purchase Agreement
Maine Aqua Ventus I and Central Maine Power Company sign 20-year PPA allowing project to sell it's electricity to Central Maine Power utility.
October 21, 2019
Many wind turbines in ocean and silhouetted against blue sky.
Offshore Wind Workshop Addresses Industry Challenges
Offshore wind representatives met this spring to discuss meteorology and oceanography research to support offshore wind projects in the U.S.
October 21, 2019
Illustration of wind turbine and wind flow in front of green hills.
Portal Makes Secure Access to Validated Data a Breeze
A2e initiative addresses the need to have reliable, applicable wind data by establishing and funding the Data Archive and Portal (DAP).
October 21, 2019
Photo of a wind turbine on a yellow floating platform in the ocean.
SpiderFLOAT Innovation Puts a New Spin on Offshore Wind
A new scalable offshore floating wind system provides novel solutions to cut costs and overcome challenges of deepwater offshore environments.
October 21, 2019
Photo of 4 wind turbines on orange platforms in the middle of ocean.
National Consortium Poised To Make a Splash
With a host of new partners and an open call for research proposals, the $41-million National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium is ready to make a splash.
September 30, 2019
robot-deployed autonomous inspection system against the sun and a blue sky.
Happy New (Fiscal) Year!
As we embark on a new fiscal year, we’d like to share some of our key accomplishments from Fiscal Year 2019.
August 12, 2019
View of an offshore wind turbine from underneath against a cloudy sky.
Top Trends in Offshore Wind
Top trends leading the offshore wind market into a decade of unprecedented growth.
August 12, 2019
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
July 3, 2019
august totm drivetrain
Advanced Wind Turbine Drivetrain Trends and Opportunities
High-Efficiency Lightweight Generators Needed for Supersized Turbines on Land and Offshore
June 13, 2019
Offshore wind farm off Rhode Island.
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Request for Proposals
The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics.
May 20, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
March 29, 2019
Photo of Offshore Wind.
Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind R&D
The Consortium's RFP is related to offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants.
March 13, 2019
research funded bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment to reduce environmental impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy
DOE Awards $6.8 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects
DOE selected ten projects totaling $6.8 million that will reduce the impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy on bats and other wildlife.
December 12, 2018
Offshore wind farm off Rhode Island.
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium
WETO is supporting a $41 million national offshore wind R&D consortium to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry.
November 14, 2018
DOE Announces Funding for Advanced Wind Turbine Generator R&D
The FOA invited proposals to develop a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that minimizes the use of rare earth magnets.
October 12, 2018
Map showing the total value, in 2016 dollars per MWh, along the United States eastern coastline.
Offshore Wind Market Value Varies Significantly Along U.S. East Coast
A study from LBNL finds that the market value of offshore wind generally exceeds that of land-based wind in the region.