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August 9, 2017
Offshore wind turbine BARD 5.0 installed on a transitional substructure from BARD Engineering GmbH at the offshore wind farm BARD OFFSHORE 1 in the German Bight.
4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies
More than 20 U.S. offshore wind projects are underway as four significant trends emerge in this growing energy market.
March 14, 2017
Milestones on the Road to the Wind Vision
Milestones on the Road to the Wind Vision

The Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report assesses the potential economic and social benefits of a study scenario where U.S. wind power...

January 9, 2017
Report Shows New Transmission Can Help Wind Energy Supply a Third of U.S. Electricity

The Energy Department today released a report which confirms that adding even limited electricity transmission can significantly reduce the costs...

November 21, 2016
New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

The Energy Department today released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States...

September 1, 2016
Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid
Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid
A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative...
May 11, 2016
Simulation Toolkit Promises Better Wind Predictions, Increased Farm Production
A multiscale atmosphere/wind farm simulation toolkit incorporates the full spectrum of weather, environmental, and turbine impacts.
May 11, 2016
FAST v8 Offers New Modeling and Analysis Features

Researchers at NREL recently released version 8.15 of FAST (FAST v8), an open-source, multiphysics engineering software tool used to design and...

May 11, 2016
Sandia National Laboratories Hits Milestone, Gears Up for 2016 Research
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) recently reached a major milestone by successfully remounting a rotor on one of its heavily modified Vestas V27...
September 29, 2015
New Report Shows Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Potential, 21 Projects Planned in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of...

September 17, 2015
Statistics Show Bearing Problems Cause the Majority of Wind Turbine Gearbox Failures
In the past, the wind energy industry has been relatively conservative in terms of data sharing, especially with the general public, which has...
September 16, 2015
New Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to 30% Penetration of Wind and Solar
A new study published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that the U.S. Eastern...
September 15, 2015
Two DOE Reports Analyze U.S. Wind Energy Growth

The Department of Energy recently released two reports that provide a detailed analysis of the wind energy industry, technology and performance...

May 18, 2015
LLNL Predicts Wind Power with Greater Accuracy
LLNL Predicts Wind Power with Greater Accuracy

LLNL researchers studying how to reduce uncertainties and errors in wind forecasts and power predictions.

May 18, 2015
SNL Wake Imaging System Solves Wind Turbine Wake Formation Mysteries
Although wind energy researchers cannot see the airflow around wind turbines, they know that wakes shed from upstream wind turbines lead to reduced...
May 18, 2015
New Report Says Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances with High Wind, Solar Penetrations
A new report finds that with high penetrations of wind and solar on the grid, together with good system planning, sound engineering practices, and ...
May 18, 2015
New Model Demonstrates Offshore Wind Industry’s Job Growth Potential
A new modeling tool developed by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that offshore wind development in areas like the Gulf Coast...
May 18, 2015
New Report Shows Downward Trend in LCOE for Wind

A new report recently published by DOE shows a downward trend in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind projects...

April 22, 2015
Articles about Wind Program Analysis
An Earth-Friendly Wind Vision

Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that requires little to no water and creates no air pollution when compared with conventional energy...

September 12, 2014
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Assesses Risks for Marine Vessel Traffic and Wind Energy Development

The nationwide demand for energy is fueling development of sustainable offshore wind resources. To reach the strong and steady offshore wind...

May 5, 2014
Letter from the Wind Program Director, Third Quarter 2013 edition

In this year's offshore wind edition of the Wind Program Newsletter, the U.S. Department of Energy (D...

March 31, 2014
Model Examines Cumulative Impacts of Wind Energy Development on the Greater Sage-Grouse

DOE's Argonne National Laboratory developed a spatially explicit individual-based model for examining the cumulative impacts of wind energy...

March 31, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Initiates New Outreach Efforts to Address a Changing Wind Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the launch of WINDExchange, a national engagement and outreach initiative that marks a new...

January 6, 2014
New Approach to Determine the Need for Operating Reserves in Electricity Markets with Wind Power

The amount of wind power in current electricity supply portfolios around the world is rapidly increasing. To help ensure the power system's...

October 23, 2013
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters
The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in2012, including the completion of two...
October 1, 2013
A wake of a wind turbine modeled by the actuator line model in Nek5000
Argonne National Laboratory Develops Extreme-Scale Wind Farm Simulation Capabilities

Researchers at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a computational simulation tool to conduct studies of complex flow and wind turbine...