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

October 13, 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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.