Wind turbines in extreme weather: Solutions for hurricane resiliency

In addition to the wind hitting the turbine and a hurricane, the turbine’s foundation also has to contend with large, powerful waves.

Developing national offshore wind standards in the U.S.

A solid offshore wind industry offers great potential and benefit to the United States. In fact, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), if the country could develop 86 GW of offshore wind by 2050, it would create at least 120,000 jobs, cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 2.8%, and provide American with much-needed clean energy. The

Wind on the waves: Floating wind power becoming a reality

As the United States looks to deploy more offshore wind, several U.S. specific technical challenges will need to be overcome, especially for floating wind facilities.

Argonne & partners improving EV batteries. Their goal: a 10 min charge

Researchers from INL will join Argonne in battery testing and electrochemical charging characterizations while NREL researchers will conduct thermal characterization tests and work with Argonne on battery cell modeling.

U.S. launches initiative for offshore wind standards

The U.S. has launched a new initiative to develop a set of standards for the offshore wind sector. The three-year project is a collaboration between the the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Business Network for Offshore Wind and the

Industry leaders to create U.S. offshore wind energy standards

These standards and guidelines will form the basis for BOEM to establish transparent compliance requirements that will help industry, in turn, provide safe and reliable U.S. offshore wind facilities that serve the U.S. electric supply

Why wind-farm developers should care about measuring atmospheric turbulence

By Sonia Wharton, Atmospheric Scientist, Deputy Group Leader, Energy Group Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory & Jennifer F. Newman, Postdoctoral Fellow National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The role of atmospheric turbulence in influencing wind-turbine power production remains an unsolved mystery despite a growing number of researchers who have attempted to make sense of

Science-driven innovation can reduce wind energy costs by 50% by 2030

Research indicates that, if the United States continues to invest in wind research and development, wind energy can achieve costs competitive with the fuel-only cost of natural gas-fired electricity generation in less than 15 years.

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.

Report: How to cut the cost of wind energy in half

Wind plants of the future will use a collection of technologies that allow wind power plants and the turbines within them to not only respond to the atmosphere as an efficient, integrated system, but also to control the airflow within the plant to maximize power production.