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December 22, 2016
Articles about Offshore Wind Research and Development
Buoy Loan Program Offers Opportunities for Continued Offshore Wind Resource Characterization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) currently owns two AXYS WindSentinel buoys that collect a comprehensive set of meteorological and oceanographic...

October 24, 2016
Experiment Investigates Steering of Wind Farm Wakes for Improved Performance

To improve future wind plant performance and ultimately lower the cost of energy produced by wind, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and...

October 24, 2016
Meteorological Ocean Data Available for Offshore Wind Energy Research and Design

Developed for use in offshore wind energy research and design, a database of meteorological ocean (m...

October 24, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories Work to Reduce Cost of Deep-Water Offshore Wind

Many U.S. coastal regions have both large population centers and strong offshore wind resources, making offshore wind energy an attractive solution...

October 24, 2016
Bats Offshore? Energy Department Research Study Shows Where and When

A long-term acoustic survey of bat activity at remote islands, offshore structures, and coastal site...

October 24, 2016
Lidar Buoys Finish First Tour

Offshore wind farms along state and federal shores have the technical potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts of capacity. Developing just 1...

October 24, 2016
Demonstration Projects Feature Innovative Offshore Wind Technologies
From floating foundations to twisted jacket and Mono Bucket foundations, some of the nation’s most inventive offshore wind technologies are...
September 13, 2016
Virtual Wind Simulator Will Help Optimize Offshore Energy Production

An advanced modeling tool funded by the Energy Department is now available to help offshore wind plant developers, wind turbine original equipment...

September 9, 2016
One piece of the <em>National Offshore Wind Strategy</em> evaluates the vast potential for offshore wind energy development across U.S. coasts.
Computing America’s Offshore Wind Energy Potential

A new report evaluating the potential for offshore wind energy development across U.S. coasts found that even if only 1% of the technical resource...

December 7, 2015
Articles about Offshore Wind Research and Development
Wind Measurement Buoy Advances Offshore Wind Energy

A next-generation buoy will provide unprecedented information on offshore wind patterns, making it possible to harness wind power in entirely new...

October 27, 2015
Articles about Offshore Wind Research and Development
Innovative Study Helps Offshore Wind Developers Protect Wildlife

The Biodiversity Research Institute's (BRI) new report on a three year research project gives offshore wind developers new information on...

September 29, 2015
New Report Shows Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Potential, 21 Projects Planned in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of...

September 18, 2015
Letter from the Wind Program Director

It’s an exciting time for the U.S. offshore wind industry. After more than 15 years of laying the groundwork, the United States has finally hit a...

September 16, 2015
Offshore Wind Farm Model Development – Upcoming Release of the University of Minnesota’s Virtual Wind Simulator

Large-eddy simulation of wind farms with parameterization of wind turbines is emerging as a powerful tool for improving the performance and...

September 16, 2015
Sandia National Laboratories’ Structural Health Monitoring and Prognostics Management System Reduces Offshore Wind O&M Costs

Offshore wind energy could potentially play a significant role in helping the United States obtain an energy portfolio composed of clean, renewable...

September 15, 2015
DOE Wind Program Presentations and Posters at AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2015

The Department of Energy’s Wind Program will once again host a booth at the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore Maryland...

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 17, 2015
Articles about Offshore Wind Research and Development
Thanks to Energy Department Funding, Safer Access to Offshore Wind Turbine Platforms is Demonstrated

DOE funding has helped improve worker safety on offshore wind turbines. Industry partners have created a new type of ladder designed to be safer,...

May 18, 2015
DOE Launches High-Tech Research Buoys to Advance U.S. Offshore Wind Development
DOE is exploring the immense potential for offshore wind energy development off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts using high-tech research buoys oper...
May 18, 2015
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry’s Job Growth Potential
A new modeling tool developed by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that offshore wind development in areas like the Gulf Coast...
May 14, 2015
Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other...

March 12, 2015
Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050
Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050

The Energy Department’s Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from...

February 12, 2015
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry’s Job Growth Potential
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a tool to estimate jobs and other economic impacts associated with..
November 17, 2014
Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the...