The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office announced that it is supporting a $41 million national offshore wind R&D consortium to facilitate the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry through a number of initiatives, including: Wind plant technology advancement Wind resource and physical site characterization Installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain…
Department of Energy announces $18.5 million for offshore wind research
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to administer an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium. The consortium is a cooperative innovation hub that will bring together industry, academia, government, and other stakeholders to advance offshore wind plant…
DOE announces REpowering Schools partnership to advance wind curricula
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) has announced a private-public partnership with the non-profit organization REpowering Schools to expand Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curricula and to help students explore a career in the renewable-energy workforce. Working through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), DOE initiated the Wind for Schools project in 2005 and currently supports…
Energy Department announces nearly $13 million in small business research and development
As part of a $34 million announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will fund 87 new projects across 34 states, totaling nearly $13 million in funding. This…
California university takes first place at 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition
The California State University Maritime Academy beat out 11 other teams to claim top honors at the Department of Energy’s Collegiate Wind Competition held at WINDPOWER 2018. This competition was created to provide undergraduates with real-world skills needed to enter tomorrow’s renewable energy workforce. Competitors were challenged with a number of tasks, including developing and delivering a business…
DOE-led partnership to advance women’s leadership in clean energy
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program, led by the The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced that the Texas A&M Energy Institute is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy. Together, the aim is to support implementation of the C3E program to advance…
Groundbreaking experiment steers wake away from downwind turbine
A recently completed wake-steering experiment at the Sandia National Laboratories Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility has successfully demonstrated that the wake from an upwind turbine can be steered away from a downwind turbine by yawing the upwind turbine. The results will enable the wind industry to evaluate the potential for yaw-based wake steering to improve…
Value of offshore wind varies along the U.S. East Coast, study says
A new study from the Department of Energy‘s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) finds that the “market value” of offshore wind — considering energy, capacity, and renewable energy certificates (RECs) — varies significantly along the U.S. East Coast and generally exceeds that of land-based wind in the region. The study, funded by the DOE’s Wind Energy…
DOE & Geological Survey release online public dataset and viewer of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics
This new Wind Turbine Database is a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is easily accessible, more accurate, and updated more often than existing wind turbine datasets.
DOE forms new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is establishing a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). According to the DOE release, $96 million in funding for the office was included in President Trump’s FY19 budget request to bolster the Energy Department’s efforts in cybersecurity and energy security. The CESER…
Continued growth for renewables with wind, solar, and hydropower in the lead
DOE provides the 132-page 2016 Renewable energy data book here: https://goo.gl/M91BHJ
Energy Dept releases U.S. Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium FOA
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will allocate $18.5 million in funding (the FOA or funding opportunity announcement) to develop an offshore wind research and development consortium.
Energy Department Announces $15 million for batteries and electrification to enable extreme fast charging
The Energy Department recently announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging.
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Hydrogen is an alternative fuel that has very high energy content by weight.
Energy Department invests up to $32 million to improve resilience of the nation’s power grid
“A resilient, reliable, and secure power grid is essential to the nation’s security, economy, and the vital services that Americans depend on every day,” said Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
Energy Department announces $13.4 million investment in community-based advanced transportation projects
Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funding is an investment in highly-innovative, highly-leveraged, and scalable projects that will provide real-world experience and generate knowledge and lessons learned to help improve our nation’s energy security.
3 emerging fuel cell applications worth knowing
With fuel cell electric vehicles coming to the market, many consumers think that a fuel cell is only used in cars. Think again.
EERE success story—Resource centers support wind energy opportunities for rural Utah
With more than half of Utah’s land under the jurisdiction of federal land management agencies, federal agencies and state and county governments find RMPs indispensable in better planning.
Energy Department announces nearly $32 million for innovative small businesses focused on clean energy technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation.
New research aims to deter eagles from wind turbines
New research from Oregon State University (OSU) will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades. The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Technology Office has awarded Roberto Albertani of the OSU College of Engineering a 27-month, $625,000 grant to develop technology for detecting and deterring approaching eagles and for determining if a blade strike…