Wind Energy Funding Opportunities

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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.

Although WETO attempts to maintain current information on these solicitations, the official source for funding information is FedConnect. If inconsistencies exist between this site and FedConnect, FedConnect should be considered correct.

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Technology Development and Innovation for Addressing Wind-Wildlife Operations Challenges (NREL Request for Proposals)


2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement 


National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Research Solicitation


View closed opportunities on the Past Opportunities Web page.

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Wind Energy Funding News

Request for Proposals to Address Wind-Wildlife Operational Challenges
The subsequent contract will support emerging technologies that detect and deter birds and bats from wind energy facilities.
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Request for Proposals for Offshore Wind R&D
The Consortium's RFP is related to offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants.
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Department of Energy Announces $28 Million in Funding for Wind Energy Research
WETO has issued a $28-million multitopic FOA aimed at enabling wind energy nationwide across all sectors: land-based, offshore, and distributed.
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Energy Department Awards $6 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects
DOE selected nine projects totaling $6.2 million that will reduce the impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy on bats and other wildlife.
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Competitiveness Improvement Project Request for Proposals
The RFP aligns with the office's goals to make wind energy cost competitive with other distributed energy resources.
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National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium
WETO is supporting a $41 million national offshore wind R&D consortium to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry.
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DOE Announces Funding for Advanced Wind Turbine Generator R&D
The FOA invited proposals to develop a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that minimizes the use of rare earth magnets.
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DOE Releases Funding Announcement to Support Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts
DOE has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts.”
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Department of Energy Announces $18.5 Million for Offshore Wind Research
NYSERDA selected to partner with DOE as administrator of offshore wind R&D consortium.
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Energy Department's Competitiveness Improvement Project Hits First Certification Milestone; Opens Next Round of Applications
The latest request for proposals under the Competitiveness Improvement Project for distributed wind energy was released.
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