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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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Energy industry associations tell FERC that DOE proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power plants is unsupported by record, would throw a costly wrench into electricity markets

A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies today submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, in the next step in this FERC proceeding. Action by … Continue reading Energy industry associations tell FERC that DOE proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power plants is unsupported by record, would throw a costly wrench into electricity markets

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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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Top three takeaways from DOE’s grid study

After months of speculation, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a much-anticipated study of the U.S. electric grid last night. It focused on a critical question—how do we make sure we keep the lights on for American families and businesses? From our initial review of the report, there are three particularly valuable takeaways. These primary … Continue reading Top three takeaways from DOE’s grid study

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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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Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

Despite moves made by Ohio’s legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there’s still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the top 10 when it comes to the amount of megawatts installed since 2003, … Continue reading Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

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Exciting offshore wind power news from DOE

More good news from the Department of Energy (DOE) as we hit the midpoint of #AmericanWindWeek. DOE released three new wind energy market reports on Tuesday, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) latest annual Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The offshore market report reviews the latest information on the offshore wind market, technology and … Continue reading Exciting offshore wind power news from DOE

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U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

The Department of Energy released a new report today highlighting the booming nature of renewable energy jobs—wind power positions now top 100,000. More Americans now work in wind than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. These jobs span all 50 states, and tens of thousands are at the more than 500 U.S. … Continue reading U.S. wind power jobs continue booming, top 100,000

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American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants.   “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “The Department … Continue reading American wind energy jobs crack 100,000 according to DOE

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Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds upgrades and additions to America’s transmission infrastructure create a more resilient grid, while delivering low-cost wind energy from Mountain states. This would provide $2.3 to $3.4 billion a year in consumer savings, paying for the cost of the transmission lines in under five years. … Continue reading Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved transmission infrastructure

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