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January 6, 2014
New Modularization Framework Transforms FAST Wind Turbine Modeling Tool

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released an expanded version of its FAST wind turbine computer-aided engineering tool under a new...

January 6, 2014
Developing Integrated National Design Standards for Offshore Wind Plants

The DOE Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a report that summarizes the regulations, standards, and...

January 6, 2014
Studies Show No Evidence of Impacts from Wind on Residential Property Values

DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut analyzed more than 122,000 home sales near 26 wind facilities (more...

January 6, 2014
Letter from the Wind Program Director: Fourth Quarter 2013
A new year always presents a great opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities. For the Wind Program, 2013...
January 6, 2014
New IEC Specifications Help Define Wind Plant Performance Reporting Metrics

The DOE Wind Program and Sandia National Laboratories have been working with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Committee on wind...

October 23, 2013
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters
The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in2012, including the completion of two...
October 1, 2013
A wake of a wind turbine modeled by the actuator line model in Nek5000
Argonne National Laboratory Develops Extreme-Scale Wind Farm Simulation Capabilities

Researchers at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a computational simulation tool to conduct studies of complex flow and wind turbine...

October 1, 2013
Making Offshore Wind Areas Available for Leasing 
When the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) needed a process to delineate the bureau's proposed offshore Wi...
October 1, 2013
New DOE Modeling Tool Estimates Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind Plants
To help developers more readily estimate the economic benefits of offshore wind plants, DOE recently released a new version of the Jobs and Economi...
October 1, 2013
Pressure profile of a wave moving through an offshore structure.
Courtesy of MMI Engineering
Improving Design Methods for Fixed-Foundation Offshore Wind Energy Systems
Excerpt from the Third Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2013
2012 detector deployment at Matinicus Rock Light Station located 18 miles off the coast of Maine.
Photo by Stantec
Stantec Investigates Bat Activity in Atlantic and Great Lakes Offshore Regions
Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec is observing patterns in offshore bat activity and species composition.
October 1, 2013
Seajacks Kraken installing Siemens 3.6-MW turbine.
Photo courtesy of GL Garrad Hassan
Optimizing Installation, Operation, and Maintenance at Offshore Wind Projects in the United States

For the United States to ensure that the substantial rollout of offshore wind energy projects envisioned by the DOE is carried out in an efficient...

October 1, 2013
Douglas-Westwood collected data on vessels currently deployed in the international offshore wind industry, like the one pictured here at the London Array in the United Kingdom.
Photo by London Array Limited
Study Reveals Challenges and Opportunities Related to Vessels for U.S. Offshore Wind

The installation of offshore wind farms requires a highly specialized fleet of vessels--but no such fleet currently exists in the United States. As...

October 1, 2013
New DOE Report Investigates Port Readiness for Offshore Wind

As offshore wind energy develops in the United States, port facilities will become strategic hubs in the offshore wind supply chain, because all...

October 1, 2013
First U.S. Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Off the Coast of Maine
Castine, Maine - The University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with Maine Maritime Academy and Cianbro to launch a ...
October 1, 2013
DOE to Host a Booth at Offshore WINDPOWER
An excerpt from the Third Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
April 1, 2013
New DOE Reports Assess Offshore Wind Market and Supply Chain
This is an excerpt from the First Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
January 10, 2013
New Research Facility to Remove Hurdles to Offshore Wind and Water Power Development
This is an excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
January 10, 2013
Energy Department Announces Offshore Wind Demonstration Awardees
This is an excerpt from the Fourth Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
University of Maine Researching Floating Technologies for Deepwater Offshore Wind
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
Glosten Associates Tests Innovative High-Strength Mooring Lines for Deepwater Offshore Wind Installations
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
U.S. Department of Energy and SWAY Collaborate on Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
AWEA and DOE Collaborate on Offshore Wind Recommended Practices
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
Wind Program to Host Exhibit Booth at AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
May 1, 2012
Energy and Interior Departments Host Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange Workshop
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.