Stay current on the news about the wind side of the Wind and Water Power Program and important wind energy events around the U.S. The Wind Program Newsletter highlights the key activities, events, funding opportunities, and resources each quarter that the program supports.
Below are more news stories related to both wind and water power from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.
April 29, 2016
April 22, 2016
Scroll through the photo gallery to see just a few of the ways the Energy Department is addressing climate change through technologies that cut carbon pollution, grow the economy and protect the planet.
April 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 kicks off Monday, May 23 with the competitors testing their wind technology and concluding on Wednesday, May 25 at the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference in New Orleans. The Collegiate Wind Competition will gather 12 teams of talented university students from across the country for an intense competition to showcase their advancements in wind energy.
April 15, 2016
April 17 is National Bat Appreciation Day. Bats are amazing and helpful creatures, which is why DOE is serious about finding ways to keep them safe.
April 11, 2016
March 28, 2016
A team at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is exploring the capability of wind energy to stabilize the nation's electrical grid when conventional power plants shut down. A 1.5 megawatt wind turbine, connected to a cutting edge grid simulator, is being tested at the National Wind Technology Center.
March 24, 2016
Wind turbines wouldn't do their job without a drivetrain--and EERE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a new system that promises greater efficiency at less cost.
March 21, 2016
The Energy Department's Cleantech University Prize competition traveled to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the first-ever Allegheny Region contest. A team from the University of Pennsylvania, which has developed a data-drive model for predicting a building’s power consumption, was crowned the winner and took home the $50,000 prize. Teams from the University of Maryland, Drexel University, and Carnegie Mellon University also secured additional prize money.
March 16, 2016
National Labs and industry researchers are using eagles to develop technology to prevent bird collisions with wind turbines.
March 10, 2016