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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

October 8th, 2020 | by U.S. Department of Energy

Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works


Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

October 8th, 2020 | by U.S. Department of Energy

Offshore Wind Resources Are Abundant: Offshore wind has the potential to deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along U.S. coastlines. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that the technical resource potential for U.S. offshore wind is more than 2,000 gigawatts of capacity, or 7,200 terawatt-hours per year of generation


Central USA Set Several Wind Power Records In Spring

June 22nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Earlier this year, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional transmission organization that manages the electric grid for much of the central United States, set records for the highest share of electricity demand supplied by wind power in both a single-hour period (72%) and a full day (62%)


Floating Wind Turbines Float Into US Waters (Finally!)

July 7th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

An offshore wind turbine demonstration project at Coos Bay off the Oregon coast has finally put the US on the global floating wind turbine map.The US has been lagging badly while other countries spring ahead with offshore wind farms, but it when it comes to the niche sector of floating wind turbines we're right up there with the front-runners


Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Competitive Lease Sale

August 1st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

Deepwater Wind has won the Interior Department’s first-ever competitive offshore wind lease auction, totaling 164,750 acres near Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Deepwater’s $3.8 million bid wins it the right to build the Deepwater Wind Energy Center, a 1,000MW utility-scale wind farm with 200 turbines and a regional transmission system linking to New York State and southeastern New England.


Friday Fun: Wind Fan

March 22nd, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

Here’s a bit of wind power fun for your Friday afternoon (or perhaps morning or evening): The image came from [&hellip



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