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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 6, 2014
Study Shows Active Power Controls from Wind May Increase Revenues and Improve System Reliability
The DOE Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently published a study conducted in collaboration with the Electric Power Res...
October 1, 2013
DOE to Debut a Dynamic 5-Megawatt Dynamometer
Boulder, Colorado -- As wind turbine capacity continues to grow, so does the need to test the electrical and mechanical power-producing components ...
August 1, 2013
Wind Technology Testing Center Acquires New Blade Fatigue Test System
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
April 1, 2013
New Test Facilities Opening this Fall
This is an excerpt from the First Quarter 2013 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
DOE Lab Releases Wind Turbine Reliability Benchmark Report
Article from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
Glosten Associates Tests Innovative High-Strength Mooring Lines for Deepwater Offshore Wind Installations
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
Wind Technology Testing Center Earns A2LA Accreditation for Blade Testing
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
U.S. Department of Energy Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Wind Turbine Test Facility
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
October 1, 2012
DOE Funds Advanced Magnet Lab and NREL to Develop Next-Generation Drivetrains
This is an excerpt from the Third Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
May 1, 2012
Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Debuts on the Web
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
May 1, 2012
Flow Distortion Study Completed for the Chesapeake Light Tower
This is an excerpt from the Second Quarter 2012 edition of the Wind Program R&D Newsletter.
May 1, 2012
Interagency Field Test Evaluates Co-operation of Turbines and Radar
DOE and federal agency partners recently completed the first in a series of three radar technology field tests and demonstrations.