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April 1, 2020
Photo of two offshore wind turbines in the ocean.
Energy Department Announces $20 Million Investment in Offshore Wind Resource Characterization and Technology Demonstration
Today, the Energy Department announced a $20 million investment in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations.
February 27, 2020
A photo of a Bergey excel 15 wind turbine.
Competitiveness Improvement Project Issues RFP
Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) RFP is accepting applications through March 31, 2020.
January 30, 2020
During construction, workers climb out on top of a tall wind turbine and guide 19-ton turbine blades into place.
DOE Announces Funding for Tall Wind Tower Demonstration
DOE announces $5 million in funding for GE Renewables tall wind tower demonstration.
November 19, 2019
Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Helps Manufacturers Develop, Certify Next-Gen Technologies
The goals of the CIP are to make wind energy cost competitive and increase the number of wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards.
November 13, 2019
an arial view of a city at night showing the night lights.
DOE Announces New Grid Modernization Lab Call Projects
On November 6, 2019, DOE announced the results of the 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call with funding of approximately $80 million over three years.
September 30, 2019
robot-deployed autonomous inspection system against the sun and a blue sky.
Happy New (Fiscal) Year!
As we embark on a new fiscal year, we’d like to share some of our key accomplishments from Fiscal Year 2019.
July 3, 2019
august totm drivetrain
Advanced Wind Turbine Drivetrain Trends and Opportunities
High-Efficiency Lightweight Generators Needed for Supersized Turbines on Land and Offshore
July 3, 2019
DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
Awards of $8 million will help researchers develop lightweight, efficient turbine drivetrain systems for tall wind and offshore applications.
June 13, 2019
Offshore wind farm off Rhode Island.
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Request for Proposals
The National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics.
May 20, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
April 16, 2019
Falcon on a man with wind turbines in the background.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) to Address Wind-Wildlife Operational Challenges
The subsequent contract will support emerging technologies that detect and deter bird and bat encounters with wind energy facilities.
March 29, 2019
Photo of Offshore Wind.
Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind R&D
The Consortium's RFP is related to offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants.
March 28, 2019
Photo of a field of wind turbines
Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Energy R&D
WETO has issued a $28-million multitopic FOA aimed at enabling wind energy nationwide across all sectors: land-based, offshore, and distributed.
March 13, 2019
research funded bat deterrent technologies to minimize the need for curtailment to reduce environmental impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy
DOE Awards $6.8 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects
DOE selected ten projects totaling $6.8 million that will reduce the impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy on bats and other wildlife.
March 6, 2019
A photo of a Bergey excel 15 wind turbine.
Competitiveness Improvement Project Request for Proposals
The RFP aligns with the office's goals to make wind energy cost competitive with other distributed energy resources.
December 12, 2018
Offshore wind farm off Rhode Island.
National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium
WETO is supporting a $41 million national offshore wind R&D consortium to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry.
November 14, 2018
DOE Announces Funding for Advanced Wind Turbine Generator R&D
The FOA invited proposals to develop a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that minimizes the use of rare earth magnets.
July 18, 2018
Close-up photo of a bat in flight.
DOE Releases Funding Announcement to Support Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts
DOE has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts.”
June 15, 2018
block island offshore wind
Department of Energy Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research
NYSERDA selected to partner with DOE as administrator of offshore wind R&D consortium.
February 28, 2018
A Primus Air40 wind turbine in a field.
Energy Department's Competitiveness Improvement Project Hits First Certification Milestone; Opens Next Round of Applications
The latest request for proposals under the Competitiveness Improvement Project for distributed wind energy was released.
January 23, 2018
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Offshore wind turbines on the Atlantic coast (as well as the Gulf Mexico) have several challenges to contend with—including hurricanes.
December 19, 2017
While the first blog in this series focused on the floating foundations needed for U.S. offshore wind development in deep waters, this blog examines innovations in fixed-bottom foundations.
U.S. Conditions Drive Innovation in Offshore Wind Foundations
This blog is part of a series that explores offshore wind technical challenges that are different in the U.S. than in other countries.
December 11, 2017
Offshore wind floating substructure designs: spar buoy (left), semisubmersible (middle), and tension-leg platform (right).
Floating Wind Power is Becoming a Reality
This blog is part of a series that explores offshore wind technical challenges that are different in the United States than in other countries.
October 17, 2017
Close-up image of two wind turbine blades.
Energy Department Awards 6 New Distributed Wind Component Development and Testing Projects
DOE announced six new contracts totaling $1.49 million under the Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.
December 22, 2016
Articles about Wind Program Funding
Buoy Loan Program Offers Opportunities for Continued Offshore Wind Resource Characterization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) currently owns two AXYS WindSentinel buoys that collect a comprehensive set of meteorological and oceanographic...