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ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, powering communities around America. But small-scale distributed wind turbines also can power local communities. In the Department … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

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US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and … Continue reading US Lists $30 Million in 2019 Concentrated Solar Power Research Awards

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the United States will host the world’s biggest conference on concentrating solar power (CSP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In October 2020, SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems), a program of the International Energy Agency, will bring together researchers from around the world to talk about the … Continue reading Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrated Solar Power Conference

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PNNL publishes Distributed Wind Energy Report

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued its annual report on distributed wind that shows turbines used for battery charging and remote power made up 99 percent of the total number of small wind turbines last year. The 2018 Distributed Wind Market Report highlights the very small wind turbines of less … Continue reading PNNL publishes Distributed Wind Energy Report

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

The map shows the predicted mean annual wind speeds at 90-m height presented at a spatial resolution of 200 m. Areas with annual average wind speeds of 7 meters per second (m/s) and greater at 90-m height are generally considered to have a wind resource suitable for offshore development. More information on the characteristics and … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

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Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices, and performance through the end of 2018 for three sectors: utility-scale land-based, offshore, and distributed wind. “Onshore wind energy installation continues to grow across the country, and this Administration has proven that we can … Continue reading Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices

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DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected projects totaling up to $8 million to develop next-generation wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth of wind turbines for both land-based tall wind and offshore applications. These projects will develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will lower costs and make wind … Continue reading DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects

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DOE selected four wind energy projects to develop next-generation wind turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected four wind power projects totaling up to $8 million to develop next-generation wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth of wind turbines for both land-based tall wind power and offshore wind farm applications. These projects will develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will … Continue reading DOE selected four wind energy projects to develop next-generation wind turbines

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U.S. DOE funds wind energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million … Continue reading U.S. DOE funds wind energy research

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Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

Right on the heels of the second-annual American Wind Week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released its latest Wind Technologies Market Report today. The report confirms a bright future for American wind power, thanks to continuing cost declines resulting from improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies; … Continue reading Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

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DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

US distributed wind power market surpassed the 1 GW milestone with 81,000 wind turbines generating power across 50 states, according to the 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In 2017, 21 states added 83.7 MW of new distributed wind capacity. Iowa … Continue reading DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

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DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends and Falling Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released three wind energy market reports demonstrating that as wind installations continue across the country and offshore wind projects move beyond the planning process, technology costs and wind energy prices continue to fall. The reports cover three market sectors: land-based utility scale, distributed, and offshore wind. Highlights from this … Continue reading DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends and Falling Prices

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Wind power continues growing while costs continue falling

Right on the heels of the second-annual American Wind Week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released its latest Wind Technologies Market Report today. The report confirms a bright future for American wind power, thanks to continuing cost declines resulting from improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies; … Continue reading Wind power continues growing while costs continue falling

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Report Confirms Wind Power Technology Advancements Continue to Drive Down Wind Energy Prices

Wind energy pricing remains attractive, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). At an average of around 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are being driven lower by technology advancements and … Continue reading Report Confirms Wind Power Technology Advancements Continue to Drive Down Wind Energy Prices

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DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends and Falling Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released three wind energy market reports demonstrating that as wind installations continue across the country and offshore wind farm projects move beyond the planning process, technology costs and wind energy prices continue to fall. The reports cover three market sectors: land-based utility scale, distributed, and offshore wind energy. Highlights … Continue reading DOE 2017 Wind Market Reports Indicate Strong Wind Power Installation Trends and Falling Prices

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DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

Wrapping up a year of exciting offshore wind developments, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new $18.5 million funding opportunity for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium. “As the former Governor of one of the largest wind producing states, I know the value of … Continue reading DOE make a big investment in offshore wind energy

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What people are saying about DOE’s resiliency proposal

Somewhat lost amid the tax reform debate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to debate a new rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE’s resiliency proposal would act as a subsidy for coal and nuclear plants while throwing competitive energy markets into disarray. There has been no shortage of opinions on the … Continue reading What people are saying about DOE’s resiliency proposal

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DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and construction businesses, as well as … Continue reading DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

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AWEA statement on the DOE resiliency proposal

The following is a statement from Amy Farrell, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed rulemaking for the grid resiliency pricing rule: “We worry today’s proposal would upend competitive markets that save consumers billions of dollars a year. The best way … Continue reading AWEA statement on the DOE resiliency proposal

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability: “We received the U.S. Department of Energy’s grid study and reviewed its key findings and recommendations. The wind industry appreciated the opportunity to contribute analysis … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

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