Wind Power Research

Alex Demas - February 11, 2014

Mapping the United States' Wind Turbines

Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States. About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in...

- January 07, 2014

New Test Facility to Improve Wind Turbines

Premature failures of mechanical systems have a significant impact on the cost of wind turbine operations and thus the total cost of wind energy. Recently, the Energy Department's National...

Ron Flavin - November 01, 2013

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W....

- July 11, 2013

Scientists Go Eye to Eye with Renewable Energy Research

Joysticks, 3-D glasses, and room-sized stereoscopic views of some of the tiniest things in the universe — scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

- May 27, 2013

Not Just Blowing in the Wind: Compressing Air for Renewable Energy Storage

Enough Northwest wind energy to power about 85,000 homes each month could be stored in porous rocks deep underground for later use, according to a new, comprehensive study. Researchers...

- May 03, 2013

Wind Power — Even without the Wind

Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could...

- May 02, 2013

New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar...

- April 05, 2013

Change Is in the Air at NREL's Wind Center

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is at the nexus of a changing landscape, where the mountains meet the plains. It's also where changes in the wind industry are being previewed....

- August 23, 2012

Microbes Make Methane from Waste Wind Power

We've long depended on coal-fired and natural gas power plants to convert chemical fuel into electricity. Now, scientists have found a way to convert electricity into a fuel using excess...

- August 22, 2012

The Power Above: Kite Power Seeks High Altitude Power

There's a band of people in the northwest hills of Italy who are fishing for the big one in the sky.

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