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Below are stories about research efforts featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

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October 13, 2020
The Pink Supermoon rises near the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Flatirons Campus wind turbine.
Wind Turbines with Large Rotors and Tall Towers Provide Double Dividends
Supersized turbines could reduce costs, enhance value of wind energy—and more.
October 13, 2020
Heavy seas engulf the Block Island Wind Farm.
NREL’s Techno-Economic Models Spotlight the Emerging Offshore Wind Opportunity
New open-source tool helps stakeholders assess U.S. offshore wind power plant balance-of-system costs.
October 13, 2020
Wind turbines in the mountains.
Technology Changes in U.S. Wind Industry Help Slow the Impacts of Aging on Wind Power Plants
First comprehensive study of the U.S. wind fleet shows that the performance of newer plants declines less with age than older plants.
June 1, 2020
LBNL campus lit up at night.
Wind Is Changing Pricing Patterns in Wholesale Power Markets
In some markets, wind power is having significant impacts on the timing and location of electricity prices.
June 1, 2020
Multimegawatt reference turbine model at sea.
New Reference Turbine Model Accelerates Development of Larger, Cost-Competitive Offshore Wind Systems
Multimegawatt reference turbine expands capabilities to assess technology for ever-larger and lower-cost designs.
December 19, 2019
grand challenge wind December
Addressing Wind Energy Innovation Challenges
Addressing Wind Energy Innovation Challenges
October 21, 2019
A map with a legend explaining how wind forecasts are overlaid.
New Tool Keeps Wind Power On Course
System operators have a new tool for bringing intuition to the deluge of wind data—a visualizer for wind power forecasts called WindView.
October 21, 2019
Illustration of wind turbine and wind flow in front of green hills.
Portal Makes Secure Access to Validated Data a Breeze
A2e initiative addresses the need to have reliable, applicable wind data by establishing and funding the Data Archive and Portal (DAP).
August 12, 2019
A NREL employee's daughter points at the turbines while in her mother's arms at the National Wind Technology Center.
Who Uses Distributed Wind?
There are many different types of distributed wind customer. Find out more about distributed wind and who uses it.
August 12, 2019
View of a wind turbine from below against a blue sky.
Top Trends in Wind Technology
Learn more about this year's most notable trends in the land-based wind market.
August 12, 2019
View of an offshore wind turbine from underneath against a cloudy sky.
Top Trends in Offshore Wind
Top trends leading the offshore wind market into a decade of unprecedented growth.
May 20, 2019
Large group of people standing in the grass and looking up at the camera
New Model To Support the North American Renewable Integration Study
U.S., Canadian, and Mexican collaboration on a new model helps industry plan an economically competitive and reliable long-term cross-border grid.
May 20, 2019
Five wind turbines at varying heights with clouds in the background.
Research Reduces Uncertainty of Wind Plant Energy Production Estimates
More accurate evaluation of long-term wind speed variability and wind plant energy production could drive greater investment and lower energy costs.
May 20, 2019
Large wind turbine blades and a man climbing one of the blades, with a rope dangling from beneath him.
Wind Energy Grows Up
An NREL study explores opportunities for increasing wind turbine hub height and the conditions and locations where these towers have the most impact.
October 12, 2018
Map showing the total value, in 2016 dollars per MWh, along the United States eastern coastline.
Offshore Wind Market Value Varies Significantly Along U.S. East Coast
A study from LBNL finds that the market value of offshore wind generally exceeds that of land-based wind in the region.
October 12, 2018
Illustration showing the differences between HAWT and VAWT turbines.
Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines Could Reduce Offshore Wind Energy Costs
A new study by Sandia National Laboratories looks at the feasibility for deep-water offshore installations of a less-common wind turbine design.
October 12, 2018
Photo of a wind turbine at sea.
IEA Research Study Extended To Improve Accuracy of Offshore Wind Systems Design Tools
NREL researchers received a four-year extension of IEA research that will advance the overall accuracy of offshore wind computer modeling tools.
August 23, 2018
wind turbines against blue sky
Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market
Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017.
May 8, 2018
Close-up of an electrical transmission tower.
Wind's Near-Zero Cost of Generation Impacting Wholesale Electricity Markets
Wind generation can create exciting opportunities and interesting challenges when integrating large quantities of energy into the electric grid.
May 8, 2018
Photo of a wind turbine mid-construction.
Guide to Wind Development Financing Designed To Increase Investment Pool
Investment in U.S. wind energy has averaged nearly $13.6 billion annually since 2006, totaling more than $140 billion.
May 8, 2018
A small wind turbine in a wooded area by a lake.
First-of-Its-Kind Report Benchmarks Costs for U.S. Small Wind Projects
A recent Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report is the first of its kind to benchmark costs for small wind projects installed in the U.S.
May 8, 2018
Farm with a wind turbine.
Wind Project Neighbor Attitudes Mostly Positive, National Survey Reveals
A study led by LBNL provides unprecedented insight into the attitudes of Americans who live near U.S. wind turbines.
May 8, 2018
Screenshot from the U.S. Wind Turbine Database showing Iowa.
Massive U.S. Wind Turbine Data Set Released for Public Use
A comprehensive, regularly updated data set of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics is now publicly available.
October 18, 2017
A semisubmersible offshore wind turbine in a research tank.
NREL Paves the Way for Floating Offshore Wind Semisubmersible Model Validation
NREL researchers have been leading an international effort to validate offshore wind models.
August 23, 2017
A collection of wind turbines in a field
New Lab Report: How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half
New breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas.