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November 30, 2016
Spirit, a 20-year-old bald eagle, flies at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. | <em>Photo by Lee Jay Fingersh/NREL</em>
3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why we have funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines.

November 21, 2016
New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

The Energy Department today released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States through 2050. Distributed wind differs from utility-scale wind in that it is installed at or near the point of end-use to meet on-site demand, such as at a farm, industrial or manufacturing facility, or rural home. The report titled Assessing the Future of Distributed Wind: Opportunities for Behind-the-Meter Projects quantifies the size of the resource as well as the economic and market potential for locally-produced, clean distributed wind energy at homes and businesses nationwide.

November 17, 2016
5 Reasons College Students Should Join the Collegiate Wind Competition

Since 2014, passionate college students from across the country have learned the ins and outs of the wind industry by participating in the Energy Department’s Collegiate Wind Competition, which challenges undergraduates to design and build a wind turbine and develop a business plan to market their project.

October 7, 2016
Revolution...Now Rewind: Illustrating the Wind Energy Story

As detailed in the recently released 2016 Revolution…Now report, the U.S. wind energy industry has forged a trajectory of sustained growth thanks to rapidly decreasing costs and increasing market demand. Let’s take a deeper dive to better understand where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we’re headed in the near future.

September 28, 2016
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future

How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

September 28, 2016
Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

September 9, 2016
Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Joint Strategy Follows Completion of America’s First Offshore Wind Farm, Showing Progress in American Offshore Wind Industry

September 9, 2016
One piece of the <em>National Offshore Wind Strategy</em> evaluates the vast potential for offshore wind energy development across U.S. coasts.
Computing America’s Offshore Wind Energy Potential

A new report evaluating the potential for offshore wind energy development across U.S. coasts found that even if only 1% of the technical resource potential is recovered, nearly 6.5 million homes could be powered by offshore wind energy.

September 9, 2016
Offshore Wind Arrives in America

The United States got its first-ever offshore wind farm -- and that’s just the beginning. Announcing a new national strategy to tap into offshore wind's huge potential to power America with clean energy.

September 1, 2016
Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study: Redefining What’s Possible for Renewable Energy
Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up to 30 percent annual penetration of wind and solar.