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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to provide the highest quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the Energy Department today kicked off the collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers.
Hurricane season is officially here. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is not only tracking storms, but also important data that will provide critical insights which could lead to stronger offshore wind turbines and components capable of withstanding hurricane conditions. Learn more about how NOAA and the Energy Department are working together to help accelerate deployment of offshore wind technologies.
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