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

June 1, 2020

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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.

May 20, 2019

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CFD Code Increases Accuracy of Turbine Wake Simulation

Accurate modeling of interactions between turbines, turbulence, and wakes indicates potential for lower wind plant costs and improved efficiency.

October 12, 2018

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Turbines in Terrain: Wind Forecasting Study Completed in Columbia Gorge

To improve wind forecast accuracy, WETO funded the second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2).

October 12, 2018

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Oh Buoy! PNNL Researchers Dive into Data Delivered from New Jersey Coast

WETO commissioned Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to deploy two research buoys off the New Jersey and Virginia coasts.