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October 10, 2014
Assistant Secretary Dr. Danielson speaks in front of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine off the coast of Castine, Maine.
EERE Leadership Celebrates Offshore Wind in Maine

The University of Maine utilized $12 million in funding from EERE to deploy the VolturnUS, a one-eighth scale prototype of a commercial scale offshore floating turbine. This is the first step toward developing an offshore wind industry in Maine. The University is setting a great example for the rest of the country for just how far we can go when we dedicate ourselves to clean energy innovation.

October 6, 2014
Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop and Field Test Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies

EERE's Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities."

September 18, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced that it will release a request for proposals seeking teams of undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

September 18, 2014
Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces.

September 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

This Morning at the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dr. David Danielson, announced $2 million through the Taller Hub Heights funding opportunity, for two organizations that will advance wind energy technologies for harnessing stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces.

September 17, 2014
Wind turbine blades wind their way by train through Denver. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder of NREL.
DOE Study finds U.S. Wind Industry Competitive, Efficient, and Capable on a Global Scale

The Global Wind Network recently completed an Energy Department funded study that took a critical look at U.S. wind industry manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace and their readiness to supply the next generation of wind turbines. The study found that the U.S. turbine component manufacturers maintained the lowest cost on blades and had the most efficient manufacturing processes on towers, blades, and generators when compared to other major global suppliers.

September 5, 2014
Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems.

September 3, 2014
New Report Highlights Trends in Offshore Wind with 14 Projects Currently In Advanced Stages of Development

The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the United States offshore wind energy market over the past year, including two projects that have moved into the initial stages of construction, and 14 projects that are in the advanced stages of development– together representing nearly 4,900 megawatts of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the U.S.

September 3, 2014
New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities

The Energy Department today released the first National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study that investigated the key economic and technological factors that will influence the integration of offshore wind energy onto the national grid.

August 29, 2014
New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy

The Energy Department today announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year. The report highlights 14 projects in advanced stages of development, together representing nearly 4,900 megawatts (MW) of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the United States.