Wind Energy Technologies Office

The Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office invests in energy science research and development activities that enable the innovations needed to advance U.S. wind systems, reduce the cost of electricity, and accelerate the deployment of wind power.

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How Do Wind Turbines Work?

Learn the basics of how wind turbines operate to produce clean power from an abundant, renewable resource—the wind.

Wind Research & Development Projects Map

Browse through more than 250 projects in the Wind Energy Technologies Office's interactive, state-by-state map highlighting their Research and Development portfolio. 

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News

DOE Announces Additional Funding for High-Efficiency Lightweight Generator Demonstration
January 20, 2021
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
January 20, 2021
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
January 20, 2021
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
January 15, 2021
Environmental research supports increasing understanding of offshore wind and evaluating impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
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CWC Alum’s Industry Connections Open Door to Career in Wind Energy
January 14, 2021
2020 James Madison University grad Jamie Mears is putting her degree and her Collegiate Wind Competition experience to work at Ørsted Onshore.
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Happy New Year!
January 5, 2021
As we usher in 2021, we’d like to share some of 2020's top wind energy R&D achievements.
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Multi-Year Program Plan for Wind Energy Research Released
December 18, 2020
The plan outlines the Office’s research priorities and plans through the year 2025.
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Energy Department Announces $25 Million in Funding for Grid-Forming Technologies Research
December 17, 2020
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
December 17, 2020
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...
December 14, 2020
Eligible small business can apply to receive up to $200,000 to test their innovative ideas over 12 months.
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Reports

Multi-Year Program Plan for Wind Energy Research
The plan outlines the Office's research priorities and plans through the year 2025
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2018 Wind Technologies Market Report
The 2018 Wind Technologies Market Report summarizes the major trends in the U.S. wind power market in 2018.
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2018 Distributed Wind Market Report
The 2018 Distributed Wind Market Report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market.
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2018 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
Offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States and worldwide.
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Workforce Development and Education
Continued growth in the U.S. wind industry requires trained and qualified workers to manufacture, construct, operate, and maintain wind turbines.
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2017 State of Wind Development in the United States by Region
2017 State of Wind Development in the United States by Region is a comprehensive examination of U.S. wind energy development and deployment.
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Enabling the SMART Wind Power Plant of the Future Through Science-Based Innovation
This report explains how new energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030.
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Updates to the Wind Vision Roadmap
Tracking progress and updates in the Wind Vision Roadmap.
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