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

January 11, 2022

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Report Details Project to Enable Large Wind Turbine Blades

WETO has released phase I findings for its Big Adaptive Rotor project, studying large blades for low-specific-power wind turbines.

December 13, 2021

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Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

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.

November 9, 2021

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DOE National Labs Partner with GE to Investigate Physics of Large, Land-Based Turbine Rotors

NREL and Sandia National Laboratories are partnering with GE to collect field measurements of a 2.8-MW land-based wind turbine operating in Texas. Data collected will help researchers enable more efficient capture of wind resources.

October 13, 2021

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The Future of Offshore Wind Is Big—Literally

As wind turbines and plant sizes grow, is there a point at which costs plateau? Researchers analyze the avg cost per megawatt to develop and maintain offshore wind plants—and how these could change if trends toward larger turbines and plants continue.