Below are stories about testing facilities, capabilities, and certification featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.
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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
May 20, 2019
Wake Steering Performance Evaluated at Scale
Wake steering field trials reveal potential for wind-plant-level control to increase annual energy production 1%–2% and profits by $1 million.
May 20, 2019
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.
March 6, 2019
CWC Wind Tunnel Engineered to Last
In 2018, a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory designed and built the CWC's second-generation wind tunnel.
August 1, 2018
Request for Information on Broadening the Scope of Energy R&D and Associated Facility Needs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center
WETO is requesting public input on facility and infrastructure investments at the National Wind Technology Center.