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An offshore wind turbine floating off the coast of Portugal, with no land in sight.

NREL Supports Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

Demonstration Projects Eligible for up to $46.7M Additional Funding

Members of the Pennsylvania State University pose in team uniforms with their small wind turbine model at the forefront of the photo.

Pennsylvania State University Wins Big in Las Vegas

NWTC tests Collegiate Wind Competition turbines

Photo of the non-torque loading system at the National Wind Technology Center.

New NWTC Test Facility to Improve Wind Turbines

Testing the performance of multimegawatt wind turbine drivetrains

The vision of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is to be an essential partner for the technical development and large-scale deployment of wind power. The goals are to:

  • Improve windplant power production
  • Reduce windplant capital cost
  • Improve windplant reliability and lower operation and maintenance costs
  • Eliminate barriers to large-scale deployment.

The NWTC's wind energy research capabilities are ahead of the curve. The center's experienced staff, unique research capabilities, and specialized state-of-the-art equipment provide industry partners and stakeholders with technical support from the design table to the marketplace.

NREL's R&D projects are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program.


NREL's wind research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program.

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NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center