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The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) focuses on technological development to improve the reliability and affordability of wind energy and addressing barriers to wind energy deployment. WETO funds research and development activities through competitive solicitations.

WETO does not fund the purchase or installation of wind energy systems by individuals or companies. For information on federal grants and tax incentives for the purchase and operation of wind energy systems, please see the Related Opportunities page.

2021 Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Project1/20/212/26/21
Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation1/15/213/1/21

Although WETO attempts to maintain current information on these solicitations, the official source for funding information is the EERE Program Information Center. If you have any questions about using the EERE Program Information Center, please contact the EERE Program Information Center Help Desk at (Please note that announcements will be available in EERE Exchange on February 3, 2021.)

View closed opportunities on the Past Opportunities Web page.


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Wind Energy Funding News

DOE Announces Additional Funding for High-Efficiency Lightweight Generator Demonstration
GE to receive $20.3 million to build and test a prototype of their high-efficiency ultra-light low temperature SCG on a wind turbine.
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DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
Awards will help researchers develop lightweight, efficient turbine drivetrain systems for tall wind and offshore applications.
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U.S. Manufacturers Invited To Participate in Distributed Wind Technology Innovation
DOE and NREL have issued a request for proposals (RFP) and is accepting applications for the CIP for distributed wind.
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Energy Department and Federal Partners Announce up to $14.5 Million for Offshore Wind Environmental Research
Environmental research supports increasing understanding of offshore wind and evaluating impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
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Happy New Year!
As we usher in 2021, we’d like to share some of 2020's top wind energy R&D achievements.
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Energy Department Announces $25 Million in Funding for Grid-Forming Technologies Research
DOE announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, in addition to additional developments.
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Energy Department Announces New Projects for Offshore Wind Energy Technology Demonstration and Resource Characterization
Innovative projects support improving the ability to forecast wind power; demonstrating energy production technologies to reduce cost of offshore wind
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EERE Announces FY 2021 Phase I Release 2 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I Funding Opport...
Eligible small business can apply to receive up to $200,000 to test their innovative ideas over 12 months.
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EERE Launches New Portal for Applying to Funding Opportunities
Organizations interested in working with EERE can use the EERE Program Information Center to find and respond to open funding opportunities.
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U.S. Departments of the Interior and Energy Launch New Collaboration for Improved Safety and Environmental Stewardship in Offshore Energy...
DOI Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and DOE have issued a FOA for up to $40 million for the OESI 2.0 to support various improvements.
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