Wind Energy News

Stay up to date on the latest wind energy research and development news at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

May 23, 2023

NREL Adds Lab Space With New Building, Preps Other Projects

NREL's newest building, the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL), which will house multipurpose lab space, is the first laboratory building to open at NREL's Golden, Colorado, campus since the fall of 2013.

May 3, 2023

The Winds of Change Keep Blowing

A panel of NREL wind experts joined an April 6 panel at NREL's Flatirons Campus, expanding on the tales included in NREL's "Clean Energy Innovators" book by Ernie Tucker.

April 18, 2023

NREL Innovations Help Consumers Invest in Our Planet

Much aligned to Earth Day's theme of "Investing in Our Planet," the research and innovations developed at NREL are helping consumers contribute to our beautiful blue marble's future. Here are just a few of the ways.

April 13, 2023

NREL, GE Research Team Find Critical Adjustments to Improve Wind Turbine Design

Researchers at GE-GRC and NREL are studying the impact of low-level jet stream behavior along the Atlantic coast on coastal wind farm installations to find critical insights for a burgeoning U.S. wind energy economy.

March 29, 2023

FLOWIN Forward: Nine Teams Advance to Phase Two of the First Wind Energy Prize

The first NREL-administered, three-phase floating offshore wind energy prize has named nine Phase One winners, kicking off Phase Two.

March 28, 2023

Advanced Computing Powers 300-Plus Clean Energy Projects

In Fiscal Year 2022, NREL played a critical role in computing advancements for 300-plus clean energy research projects through high-performance computing (HPC), efficient data center operation, and state-of-the-art data visualization.

March 27, 2023

Southeast Asia Wind Resource Data Set Released Through the Renewable Energy Data Explorer

The USAID-NREL partnership's Advanced Energy Partnership for Asia released a high-fidelity wind data set for Southeast Asia through the Renewable Energy Data Explorer.

March 10, 2023

Distributed Wind Energy Brings Value to Remote and Rural Communities

Four-year, multilab project analyzes the many benefits of distributed wind energy for communities across the United States.

March 10, 2023

New Prizes Focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The American-Made program, administered by NREL, features a collection of prizes designed to lower the barriers of entry to government funding, making the reward for great innovations accessible to all. And now, the program's inherent goals--to leverage diversity, equity, and accessibility to accelerate the nation's collective problem solving

Feb. 20, 2023

NREL Study Shows Wind Energy Can Help Puerto Rico Achieve Its Clean Energy and Grid Reliability Goals

The Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act, passed in 2019, set a goal for the territory to meet its electricity needs with 100% renewable energy by 2050. To support that goal, experts from NREL evaluated Puerto Rico's wind energy costs and technical potential.

Feb. 2, 2023

NREL Patent Activity Climbed in FY 2022 as Researchers Recognize More Eureka Moments

NREL files an average of about 170 patent applications annually and releases roughly 48 open-source software titles.

Feb. 1, 2023

NREL Removes Initial Barrier to Distributed Wind Turbine Certification

By funding the cost of preliminary reviews for certification applicants, NREL is helping ensure that small- and medium-sized turbine designs can be certified for use in homes, schools, farms, and remote communities.

Feb. 1, 2023

Leader in Geospatial Data Science Named Most Promising Scientist

From geospatial modeler to role model, Anthony Lopez shines in the STEM community.

Jan. 31, 2023

Road Map Defines Path to a U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain

A pair of NREL reports evaluates how the U.S. supply chain can evolve to support the national offshore wind energy target and position the industry for sustainable growth beyond 2030.

Jan. 30, 2023

Puerto Rican Voices Propel PR100 Study Forward

The PR100 one-year update on progress made during the first year of this two-year, stakeholder-informed study was presented to the advisory group of stakeholders and then to the public in a webinar on Jan. 23.


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