2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review (a 2017 publication)

This report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of wind energy (LCOE) for land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States. Data and results detailed here are derived from 2015 commissioned plants.

What journal bearings may contribute to wind turbine gearboxes

Journal bearings show promise in the planetary stage of wind turbine gearboxes.

Improving the analysis of gear-oil debris with a compact filter

Often discarded during regular maintenance, filters trap potentially valuable wear data that may not be collected or analyzed consistently using more standard, periodic oil analysis.

Flex power storage combines wind & solar for utility, commercial, & industrial users

The Flex solution is a versatile, standardized energy storage platform for utility, commercial and industrial users.

SMA system selected for storage test at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will use SMA’s power-conversion system for a 1-MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) — a  premier wind-energy technology research facility. Using the proven RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate

The manufacturing evolution of wind-turbine blades

By Michelle Froese Senior Editor, Windpower Engineering & Development Wind-turbine blade manufacturing has come a long way over the last couple decades. Just ask Derek Berry, a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, and the Director of the Wind Turbine Technology Area within the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

Funding for wind energy research may be on the line

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) need your help to find co-signers for their letter requesting funding for the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Program.

Transmission could reduce power generation costs

To overcome the chicken-and-egg conundrum around transmission and deployment of remote renewable energy, coordinated generation and transmission planning, which isn’t the practice in many regions today, is really critical.

A business case for wind farm lifetime extension

Industry experts believe, when carefully planned, the life of a wind farm can have a lifetime extension to 40 years.

Report assesses potential offshore wind energy in California for locations, technology, and costs

This 84-page document analyzes possible offshore wind farm locations in the state of California are examined, reference areas and potential wind plant technologies are selected, and the Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) to 2030.