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

June 21, 2022

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

A new simulator, developed by NREL, 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.

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.

November 9, 2021

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DOE National Labs Partner with GE to Investigate Physics of Large, Land-Based Turbine Rotors

NREL and Sandia National Laboratories are partnering with GE to collect field measurements of a 2.8-MW land-based wind turbine operating in Texas. Data collected will help researchers enable more efficient capture of wind resources.

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.