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New Resources Spotlight Distributed Wind Energy’s Local Value

USDA Partnership, National Network, and Information Hub Support Timeliness of On-Site Wind Energy Deployment The renewable energy spotlight is turning toward distributed wind. Increased reliability and affordability, combined with funding and incentives provided by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, have given rise to an unprecedented opportunity for … [continued]

NREL Requests Proposals From US Manufacturers of Small & Medium Wind Turbine Technology

Competitiveness Improvement Project 2024 Funding Focuses on Bringing Technology to Market The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) under the Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) to support commercialization and market expansion of small and medium wind turbine technology. New in … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic line drawing that depicts a researcher cooking the books for hydrogen

EU JRC Puts Heavy Thumbs On Scale So Delivered Green Hydrogen From Africa Will Be…

Another day, another review of a major hydrogen for energy report which doesn’t stand up to the slightest scrutiny. Unfortunately, this one is from the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), its science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and … [continued]

A solar-powered water pump makes irrigation easier for Kenyan farmers, while allowing them to increase their incomes. Photo by Government of Makueni County, Kenya, Cropped Image

A New Solution to Power Africa: Productive Use of Renewable Energy

Access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa has improved tremendously over the last decade, reaching 49.4% of the population in 2022, up from 33% in 2010. Yet, while electricity access has grown, electricity consumption has not. While this would be considered a good thing in much of the world, for Africa, it is a discouraging indicator of … [continued]

Small Wind Guidebook

The Small Wind Guidebook helps homeowners, ranchers, and small business owners decide if wind energy will work for them by addressing the following questions: Is wind energy practical for me? What size wind turbine do I need? What are the basic parts of a small wind electric system? What do … [continued]

ChatGPT and DALL-E generated image of a panoramic cityscape view showing a variety of buildings with solar panels installed on their rooftops.

How Cities Can Scale Onsite Solar with New Federal Incentives

San Antonio, Texas, will soon be one of the first major US cities to leverage the new “direct pay” mechanism to build one of the largest on-site solar projects for local governments. Last year, San Antonio set a new record of 75 days at or above 100°F. An innovative solar … [continued]

This map shows the predicted mean annual wind speeds at a 30-m height, presented at a spatial resolution of 2 kilometers that is interpolated to a finer scale. Map from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory via WINDExchange

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

Brush up on your distributed wind knowledge! The following are some key points and fun facts about the U.S. distributed wind market. This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy.” 10. Distributed wind power is used at or near where it … [continued]