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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.

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.