September 21, 2023

Modeling the Future of Wind Energy

WETO's decades-long support of modeling software helps expand wind energy industry's turbine design capabilities

January 22, 2023

Researchers Work to Better Understand Wind Turbine Interactions with Other Turbines and the Atmosphere

The American WAKE experimeNt, an international, multi-institutional effort to gather the most comprehensive data-set to date on how individual wind turbines interact with one another and the atmosphere on a wind farm, is well underway.

October 17, 2022

Grand Challenges To Close the Gaps in Offshore Wind Energy Research

In a collaborative study published in Wind Energy Science, a team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory examined offshore wind energy challenges and laid out future approaches to meet them.

May 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.