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

October 13, 2021

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Buoys Provide Data about Birds and Bats Offshore

Offshore wind research buoys are equipped with instruments that can take wind speed measurements as high as 250 meters—the height of today’s wind turbines. Results will help wind power plant operators make investment and siting decisions.

October 1, 2021

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DOE Partners on Sea Grant Liaison to Connect Communities to Info on Offshore Wind

WETO and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Rhode Island Sea Grant have partnered to create a new Offshore Wind Liaison position. The Liaison will connect communities with information and research about offshore wind energy development.

June 15, 2021

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EERE and DOE’s SBIR Program Select U.S. Small Businesses to Develop Wind Energy Innovations

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently selected four wind-energy-related projects for Small Business Innovation Research Phase I funding. The announcement is part of DOE-wide awards totaling $54 million.

June 2, 2021

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Webinar Series Improves Understanding of Offshore Wind Turbine-Radar Interference

Offshore wind turbines can interfere with radar systems used for air traffic control, weather forecasting, and homeland security. To understand potential impacts, the Wind Turbine Radar-Interference Mitigation Working Group hosted a series of webinars.