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.