Below are stories about resource assessment and characterization featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

October 13, 2021

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Buoys Provide Data about Birds and Bats Offshore

Offshore wind research buoys are equipped with instruments that can take wind speed measurements as high as 250 meters—the height of today’s wind turbines. Results will help wind power plant operators make investment and siting decisions.

October 13, 2021

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Updated Weather Model Captures Subtleties of Cold Pool Events

Weather models have difficulty forecasting the cold, near-ground temperatures in cold pools, resulting in subtle errors that have a big impact on the magnitude and timing of wind power predictions. A new method can cut wind speed errors by as much as 20%.

September 30, 2021

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Happy New (Fiscal) Year!

As we enter a new fiscal year, WETO is sharing some of the more notable wind energy research and development accomplishments from 2021.

January 5, 2021

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Happy New Year!

As we usher in 2021, we’d like to share some of 2020's top wind energy R&D achievements.