News Archives - 2011
December 9, 2011
Rich VanderVeen, president of Mackinaw Power, LLC in Michigan talks about wind power being an important wealth-building second crop for American farmers.
November 22, 2011
November 2, 2011
Lisa Daniels, Windustry executive director, talks about how wind energy has become a farm product and that clean energy program funding decisions are being made that will affect farm energy progress for years to come.
October 25, 2011
The school wind energy projects map features 291 projects, and the anemometer loan projects map features 45 projects.
October 25, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $169 Million Loan Guarantee to Granite Reliable Power: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Thanks to the funding, New Hampshire's Granite Reliable Power Wind Project is approaching completion and will boost the capacity of wind energy produced by the state from 25.5 megawatts (MW) to 124.5 MW.
October 19, 2011
Speakers provided an overview of the DOE Wind Program activities and reported on the recently amounted wind FOA awards to spur offshore wind development. In addition, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's regulatory activities were discussed, providing an update on permitting guidelines.
September 27, 2011
Jonathan Bartlett will assume the role of Wind Powering America's National Technical Director.
September 8, 2011
Forty-one projects across 20 states will advance wind turbine design tools and hardware, improve information about U.S. offshore wind resources, and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind.
September 1, 2011
NREL energy analyst discusses the number of jobs created and economic development that comes with the development and operation of wind power.
August 19, 2011
The Job and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model is a series of input-output models that can be used to calculate economic impacts from wind, coal, or natural gas power generation projects.
August 10, 2011
Renewable energy resources can participate fully in MISO's economic dispatch.
August 9, 2011
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council provides news about small wind.
July 18, 2011
The map currently identifies more than 100 education programs across the United States.
May 22, 2011
The first edition of the DOE Wind Program's Research & Development (R&D) Newsletter was sent live in time for AWEA's WINDPOWER Conference in Anaheim, California, May 23 - 25.
May 13, 2011
In this final segment of a three-part series, Forsyth discusses community wind projects.
May 10, 2011
Wind Powering America National Coordinator Michele DesAutels Completes Bureau of Land Management Assignment, Returns to DOE
During her assignment, Michele gained greater insight into the siting challenges that developers and government agencies face.
May 10, 2011
In 2006, Charles joined the private sector to seek a deeper understanding of deployment barriers at the ground level. Charles returns to the Wind Powering America mission renewed and more in tune with the unique barriers (and strategies for working with those barriers) to wind energy deployment.
May 3, 2011
Updated wind resource potential tables and charts are also available.
April 26, 2011
Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with officials from Alstom, today commemorated the successful installation and full capacity operation of a 3 megawatt Alstom ECO 100 wind turbine at NREL's National Wind Technology Center. This event signifies a crucial step forward in the long-term, collaborative research and development agreement between NREL and Alstom, which launched in May of 2010.
April 26, 2011
In this second interview of a three-part series, Forsyth covers additional small wind turbine basics, including rooftop wind turbines, turbine maintenance, and information sources. The upcoming final segment will include a discussion of community wind projects.
April 6, 2011
NREL analysts Paul Schwabe and Maureen Hand, along with Sander Lensink of Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, recently published the report "IEA Wind Task 26 --- Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report."
March 23, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released its first call for proposals from wind industry companies interested in forming a partnership with NREL to test a multimegawatt wind turbine drivetrain. The drivetrain will be tested in NREL's new 5 megawatt drivetrain test facility, which is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2012.
March 21, 2011
NREL/Romax contract is part a $10 million dynamometer construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.