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

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.