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.

How Do Wind Turbines Work?

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

Offshore Wind Research & Development

The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) funds research nationwide to enable the development and deployment offshore wind technologies that can capture wind resources off the coasts of the United States and convert that wind into electricity.

Heavy seas engulf the Block Island Wind Farm—the first U.S. offshore wind farm.

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