From medical devices to airplane components, 3-D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is transforming the manufacturing industry. Now, research that supports the Energy Department’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative is applying 3-D-printing processes to create wind turbine blade molds.
The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 starts May 24—less than a week from now—at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Scroll through the slideshow of captivating images and stories that highlight key Wind Program and national laboratory accomplishments in advancing our nation's clean energy future.
March marks the one-year anniversary of the Wind Vision Report which analyzes the prospects of the wind industry through 2050. Wind capacity in the United States reached 74.5 gigawatts (GW) in 2015 and is on target to reach the Wind Vision study scenario of 10% (113 GW) by 2020. Read the report that started it all.
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