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

February 8, 2024

New Survey Examines Developer Views on Wind and Solar Siting

A recent survey from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory solicited information on the current state of siting across the country.

February 8, 2024

Wind Farms of the Future Will Be More Powerful and Quieter

A new Berkley Lab analysis finds that despite an expected future reduction in the number of turbines per power plant, the total estimated annual energy output of wind plants will increase due to larger, more powerful wind turbines.

December 28, 2023

Make Wind Energy a Community Affair this Holiday Season

Discover how wind energy can help power your community and local economy.

December 12, 2023

Grand Challenges Revisited: Wind Energy Research Needs for a Global Energy Transition

A new report for the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme summarizes the findings of a meeting of global wind energy experts who identify the five Grand Challenges

December 11, 2023

New Study Identifies Wind Energy Development’s Effects on Home Property Values

DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a study with new findings on the effects of wind energy development on home prices.

November 7, 2023

DOE Seeks Information on Coexistence of Wind Turbines and Radar

DOE is requesting information on challenges and opportunities relating to the co-existence of wind energy and radar.

October 30, 2023

Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

October 24, 2023

Award-Winning Open-Source Tool Makes Planning for Future Wind Energy Scenarios a Breeze

The Renewable Energy Potential model can help identify optimal regions for wind plants based on factors like wind resources, land use, topography, and community preferences. It has revealed pathways to Puerto Rico’s clean energy goals.

October 20, 2023

Federal Interagency Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Strategy (2023)

In 2023, the Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group released an updated strategy to address wind turbines’ interference with critical radar missions, ensuring the long-term resilience of radar operations in the presence of wind turbines.

October 17, 2023

A Ripple Effect: Stakeholders Benefit from Shared Offshore Wind Research

A multiyear project advanced understanding of environmental effects, identified existing information gaps, and described future environmental research efforts needed to responsibly develop offshore wind energy projects in U.S. waters.