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

February 26, 2024

Request for Proposals: Competitiveness Improvement Project

$2.5 million in funding available for distributed wind energy technology commercialization and market expansion.

December 12, 2023

Grand Challenges Revisited: Wind Energy Research Needs for a Global Energy Transition

A new report for the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme summarizes the findings of a meeting of global wind energy experts who identify the five Grand Challenges

October 30, 2023

Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

October 20, 2023

Rotating Laser on Texas Wind Turbine to Improve Accuracy of Wind Industry Simulation Tools

A WETO-funded partnership between General Electric, Sandia National Laboratories, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is enhancing data collection efforts to improve the accuracy of wind industry simulation tools.

October 17, 2023

Wind Forecast Improvement Project Saves Millions for Utilities and Customers

Regional wind data from around the U.S. helps improve a national weather forecasting model, which allows utility companies to better plan for windy days.

September 26, 2023

Public–Private Collaboration Paves the Way for Commercial Wind Power Growth

The Wind Turbine Verification Program, established in 1993, introduced electric utilities to emerging wind turbine technologies, created more confidence in wind power, and helped wind energy become the robust renewable energy resource it is today.

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.

September 21, 2023

Modeling the Future of Wind Energy

WETO's decades-long support of modeling software helps expand wind energy industry's turbine design capabilities

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.