Below are stories about testing facilities, capabilities, and certification featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

September 21, 2023

DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Selects 15 Projects Totaling $27 Million to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

WETO has selected 15 projects for negotiation for award to lower costs and address barriers to deployment of wind energy, ranging between $500,000 and $4,500,000.

August 23, 2023

Bends, Twists, and Flat Edges Change the Game for Wind Energy

DOE-funded research led to wind turbine blade breakthroughs that provide more power at lower cost.

July 12, 2023

Detection Technology Can Help Minimize Wind Turbine Interactions With Birds and Bats

With funding from the Wind Energy Technologies Office, Oregon State University is developing a wildlife detection platform for land-based and offshore wind turbines.

April 27, 2023

Facilities Expand U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Testing Capabilities

Researchers at Lehigh University, Clemson University, and Oregon State University have developed hybrid testing capabilities to help advance the next generation of offshore wind systems using physical and virtual conditions.

January 23, 2023

2022 Elevated Wind Energy to New Heights

Last year brought many advances in wind energy. Here are the most influential wind energy stories from 2022 from the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

November 22, 2022

Compact Wind Turbines Could Support Disaster Relief and Military Missions

This DOE-funded project analyzes how to build a wind turbine that could serve both military and humanitarian missions around the world.

May 16, 2022

Wind Turbines Can Stabilize the Grid

First-ever demonstration shows wind can fulfill a wider role in future power systems.

December 13, 2021

Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is reflecting on our R&D, recent achievements, and recognitions, and getting ramped up for a new year of possibilities for wind energy.

October 13, 2021

DOE Commissions Open-Source Wind Turbine for Wake Control Research

The National Rotor Testbed is an open platform for testing new wind turbine technologies and collaborating among national laboratories to validate advanced computational models for wind turbines. The platform now includes wake control research.

December 17, 2020

Energy Department Announces New Projects for Offshore Wind Energy Technology Demonstration and Resource Characterization

Innovative projects support improving the ability to forecast wind power; demonstrating energy production technologies to reduce cost of offshore wind