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August 18, 2014
Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth in Exports

Read more about how wind technology was deployed in distributed applications throughout the United States and abroad.

August 18, 2014
Turbines at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. The 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report includes a new chapter that focuses on trends in wind turbine nameplate capacity, hub height, rotor diameter, class, and specific power. | Photo by Ben Chicoski
Wind Turbine Scaling Enables Projects to Reach New Heights

Learn how wind turbines are soaring to new heights.

August 18, 2014
Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy.

August 18, 2014
Have questions about wind energy? Experts from the Energy Department are answering your questions about wind during a live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m. ET. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
#AskEnergy: Join the Live Q&A on Wind Energy

Energy Department experts will be answering your wind energy questions August 19 at 1 p.m. ET on Twitter. We hope to see you there!

August 14, 2014
Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind R&D.

July 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems.

July 2, 2014
NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

The growth of wind-generated power in the United States  is creating greater demand for improved wind forecasts. To address this need, the Department of Energy is working with NOAA and industry on the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, funded and led by DOE.

July 1, 2014
Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.

June 25, 2014
Request for Information for Environmental Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding a potential funding opportunity to advance the readiness of environmental impact minimization technologies through investments in technology development and field testing. While guidelines exist for siting wind facilities to avoid impacts to wildlife, technologies to minimize impacts at operational wind facilities must be developed as the majority of existing prototypes are in the early stages of development.

June 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Net Metering for Tribes, and More

EERE webinars for June and July cover energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and training for the clean energy workforce.