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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November 22, 2022
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
First-ever demonstration shows wind can fulfill a wider role in future power systems.
December 13, 2021
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
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 field trials reveal potential for wind-plant-level control to increase annual energy production 1%–2% and profits by $1 million.
May 20, 2019
Accurate modeling of interactions between turbines, turbulence, and wakes indicates potential for lower wind plant costs and improved efficiency.
March 6, 2019
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.
May 8, 2018
MHI Vestas announced a 5-year investment with Clemson University to test its new 9.5-megawatt gearbox at Clemson's SCE&G Energy Innovation Center.