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News Archives - 2007

June 27, 2007

U.S., Danish laboratories to cooperate on wind energy research

NREL and Denmark's Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), have signed an agreement to cooperate closely on improving wind energy technologies.

June 25, 2007

Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facilities to be in Mass., Texas

NREL will work with consortiums from Texas and Massachusetts to design, build and operate new facilities to test the next generation of giant wind turbine blades.

March 9, 2007

Partnership Opportunity for Advanced Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility Progresses

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced today that applications from partnerships in Massachusetts and Texas—to design, construct and operate an advanced wind turbine blade test facility—will move on to a final competitive round. The finalist will be awarded a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NREL in mid-2007.

January 23, 2007

NREL Author Receives Outstanding Paper Award at Reno Conference

Jason Jonkman, a senior engineer at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), received an award for Outstanding Wind Energy Conference Paper for the paper he presented at the 26th ASME Wind Energy Symposium on January 8.

January 10, 2007

NREL Upgrades Wind Turbine Test Capabilities

The Controls Advanced Research Turbine (CART) at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) received a facelift last month when an NWTC team replaced its two-bladed rotor with a new three-bladed rotor from GE.

January 4, 2007

President Bush Approves One-Year Energy Tax Credit Extension

President Bush approved a bill on December 20th that will extend federal tax credits for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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