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

November 22, 2022

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Compact Wind Turbines Could Support Disaster Relief and Military Missions

This DOE-funded project analyzes how to build a wind turbine that could serve both military and humanitarian missions around the world.

October 18, 2022

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DOE Requests Information on Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring

DOE Requests Information on Floating Offshore Wind Energy Mooring and Anchoring

October 18, 2022

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National Lab Study Charts Path Toward Significant Growth in Offshore Wind Workforce

NREL published a first-of-its-kind study that examines future U.S. offshore wind workforce growth and identifies future workforce development needs.

October 17, 2022

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Grand Challenges To Close the Gaps in Offshore Wind Energy Research

In a collaborative study published in Wind Energy Science, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examined offshore wind energy challenges and laid out future approaches to meet them.

October 17, 2022

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Learning a Better Way To Forecast Wind and Solar Energy Costs

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published in the journal iScience uses a new methodology to predict patterns for utility-scale wind and solar energy costs and concludes that they will progressively decline in the coming years.

October 17, 2022

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Researchers Study Concrete as an Alternative to Steel for Wind Turbine Foundations and Towers

The use of concrete support structures for offshore wind turbines offers many potential advantages over towers comprised of only steel, including greater durability, a longer lifespan, increased local labor opportunities, and much quieter installations.

August 16, 2022

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Land-Based Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition

The U.S. wind industry installed 13,413 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity in 2021, bringing the cumulative total to 135,886 MW. Download the Land-Based Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition.

August 16, 2022

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Offshore Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition

Driven by falling offshore wind prices, federal action, & state-level commitments, the U.S. offshore wind pipeline grew 13% over the previous year, with 40,083 MW now in various stages of development. Download the Offshore Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition

August 16, 2022

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Distributed Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition

The U.S. distributed wind sector added 11.7 MW of new distributed wind energy capacity with 1,751 new wind turbines installed across 15 states. Download the Distributed Wind Market Report: 2022 Edition.

August 15, 2022

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Berkeley Lab Analyzes Drivers of Solar and Wind Project Siting Patterns

In a new journal article, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explore the potential energy justice implications of both solar and wind energy project siting patterns.