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

October 17, 2022

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Earth Scientist Lindsay Sheridan Emphasizes Need for Wind Energy Communication and Community Engagement

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher shares her thoughts on the evolving potential of wind energy and how future scientists can get involved.

October 17, 2022

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NREL Tool Aims To Predict Interactions Between Soaring Eagles and Wind Turbines

A new simulator, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, allows users to model the movements of soaring raptors, such as golden eagles and bald eagles, which prefer to ride updrafts at the same altitudes as wind turbine blades.

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.

August 15, 2022

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NREL Releases Databases of Local Ordinances for Siting Wind and Solar Energy Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning laws and ordinances in the United States. The data is machine readable so geospatial analysts and researchers can analyze siting impacts.

July 25, 2022

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Modeling Exactly Where Distributed Energy Resources Could Provide the Most Value to the Grid

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has made a big leap forward by adding new data and capabilities to the Distributed Generation Market Demand (dGen) model.

May 19, 2022

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries Fund Six Projects for the Coexistence of Offshore Energy with Northeast Fishing and Coastal Communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States.

May 16, 2022

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Living in Wind Energy’s Shadow

New study reveals mixed reactions to flickering shadows generated by wind turbines.

April 15, 2022

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New Study Evaluates How Researchers and Decision Makers Can Balance Wind Energy Development with the Built and Natural Environment

Researchers from NREL explore challenges related to the expansion of wind power as the United States works to meet decarbonization goals.

December 13, 2021

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Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is reflecting on our R&D, recent achievements, and recognitions, and getting ramped up for a new year of possibilities for wind energy.

November 9, 2021

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NREL and General Electric Demonstrate Using Wind Turbines to Jump-Start the Grid

Researchers from NREL and GE have developed and demonstrated the world’s first turbine that can jump-start the grid during a blackout or operate without the power grid.