May 16, 2022

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Mapping Atmospheric Mysteries

The American WAKE experimeNt—a massive data collection effort funded by WETO—could help U.S. wind farms produce more energy, increase profits, and, eventually, reduce electricity prices for consumers.

February 28, 2022

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Two Wind Energy Productivity Software Programs Upgraded

The Numerical Manufacturing and Design tool and FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State version 3.0 have received important upgrades.

October 13, 2021

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DOE Commissions Open-Source Wind Turbine for Wake Control Research

The National Rotor Testbed is an open platform for testing new wind turbine technologies and collaborating among national laboratories to validate advanced computational models for wind turbines. The platform now includes wake control research.

October 13, 2021

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Updated Weather Model Captures Subtleties of Cold Pool Events

Weather models have difficulty forecasting the cold, near-ground temperatures in cold pools, resulting in subtle errors that have a big impact on the magnitude and timing of wind power predictions. A new method can cut wind speed errors by as much as 20%.

June 2, 2021

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A Portal to Wind Energy Discovery

As part of DOE’s A2e initiative, wind energy scientists share data and provide information to wind power plant owners and consultants who need to make informed decisions on types of technologies to be deployed and where to locate wind turbines.

May 24, 2021

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New Modeling Tool Helps Maximize Wind Farm Power Production and Reliability

FAST.Farm, a new modeling tool from NREL, will help users predict the power performance and structural loads of wind turbines within a wind farm, enabling them to maximize the farm’s power production and reliability.

February 1, 2021

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WISDEM Update Improves User Experience, Takes Systems Engineering Approach to Wind Energy Project Design

WISDEM software creates a virtual, vertically integrated wind plant from components to operations.

March 26, 2020

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Boosting Speed and Accuracy of Wind Plant Optimization Model

NREL has released a new version of its FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) model for wind plant performance optimization.

December 19, 2019

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Addressing Wind Energy Innovation Challenges

Addressing Wind Energy Innovation Challenges

September 30, 2019

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Happy New (Fiscal) Year!

As we embark on a new fiscal year, we’d like to share some of our key accomplishments from Fiscal Year 2019.