Stay current on wind energy news from the U.S. Department of Energy. For more detailed updates on wind energy research and development activities, breakthroughs, and resources, see the biannual Wind R&D Newsletter.

February 28, 2024

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DOE Announces First Winners of the HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track

Ten winners have been named in the inaugural HBCU Clean Energy Education Prize Partnerships Track. Each team will receive $100,000 to support programs and partnerships that equip students with the skills needed to succeed in the clean energy industry.

February 26, 2024

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Request for Proposals: Competitiveness Improvement Project

$2.5 million in funding available for distributed wind energy technology commercialization and market expansion.

February 26, 2024

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DOE, USDA Launch Initiative to Help Farmers Reduce Costs with Underutilized Renewable Technologies as part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today are launching a new initiative to help farmers cut costs and increase income using underutilized renewable technologies including smaller-scale wind projects.

February 26, 2024

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New National Network and Information Hub to Provide Resources on Distributed Wind Energy Deployment

Learn about two developing resources that will provide comprehensive information, tools, and support to anyone interested in installing distributed wind turbines and taking advantage of the benefits of onsite energy.

February 20, 2024

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Local Union Workers Power Minnesota’s Fast-Growing Clean Energy Industry

Laura Yoder, a wind energy worker, became self-sufficient in 2003 when she joined her local union and received specialized, hands-on training that enabled her to move up through apprenticeship levels to become a journeyman laborer.

February 15, 2024

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DOE, Partners Kick Off Groundbreaking Initiative to Improve Accurate Forecasting and Ensure Sustainability of U.S. Offshore Wind Farms

Wind Forecast Improvement Project will Monitor Weather, Ocean, and Wildlife Data Near Active and Proposed Offshore Wind Farms off the East Coast

February 14, 2024

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Three Reasons Our Team Loves Wind Energy

Find out why workers in our office and beyond love wind energy.

February 8, 2024

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U.S. Department of Energy Establishing National Center of Excellence to Accelerate Domestic Offshore Wind Industry

DOE announced it is investing $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate reliable and equitable offshore wind energy deployment

February 8, 2024

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DOE and Innovation Fund Denmark Announce Upcoming $4 Million Opportunity to Advance Floating Offshore Wind

This proposed funding opportunity aims to improve mooring technologies and methods, which are used to secure floating platforms to the sea floor, for both the U.S. and Denmark.

February 8, 2024

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The Internal Revenue Service Provides Guidance on Advanced Manufacturing Credit

Learn about recent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service on the advanced manufacturing production credit, which includes a new section that that offers benefits for wind energy technology manufacturers.