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How to Bring Wind Energy Back to School with You This Year

Sept. 12, 2023

Whether you’re a student or an educator, learn how you can take advantage of opportunities to join the next generation of the expanding wind energy workforce.

First-Ever Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Energy Auction

Aug. 29, 2023

First leasing area in the Gulf of Mexico sold for offshore wind energy development.

Fourth Major Offshore Wind Energy Project Approved

Aug. 22, 2023

To advance offshore wind energy deployment, the U.S. Department of the Interior approves a new project off Rhode Island that will power homes and offer jobs.

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Seven Ways Wind Energy Lights a Path to U.S. Energy Independence

July 14, 2023

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this month, let’s look at seven ways wind energy is helping the United States achieve energy independence.

Recording Available: Offshore Wind and Communities: Perspectives on Local Impacts

June 28, 2023

Watch a recording of the WINDExchange webinar focused on the ways offshore wind energy projects can affect nearby communities.

Exploring Offshore Wind Energy Opportunities in the Great Lakes

June 26, 2023

Study finds offshore wind energy potential in the U.S. Great Lakes

Interior Department Proposes Rule to Bolster Solar and Wind Development on Public Lands, Continue Progress on Efficient and Responsible Permitting

June 15, 2023

Renewable energy regulations updated to promote the development of solar and wind energy on public lands.

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How Wind Energy Companies Can Connect with Internship Applicants

April 18, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office helps address the wind industry’s workforce needs through various efforts. Based on a recent study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a research team developed four recommendations to help companies connect with interns and establish these mutually beneficial relationships

Recording Available: Building the Offshore Wind Supply Chain and Workforce

March 27, 2023

Watch the recording of the March 2, 2023, webinar on the current state and future needs of the U.S. offshore wind energy workforce and supply chain.

DOE Announces New Actions to Accelerate U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Deployment

Feb. 22, 2023

Inaugural Floating Offshore Wind Shot Summit advances technologies to power millions of homes, create good-paying jobs, and strengthen U.S. energy security

Bridging the Wind Energy Workforce Gap

Feb. 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office is working to bridge the industry's "workforce gap" by supporting research into land-based and offshore wind energy workforce needs and trends, as well as programs that help prepare the next generation of wind energy workers.

Catch Up on Our Latest Newsletter!

Feb. 7, 2023

Catch up on the February 2023 WINDExchange newsletter!

New Guide Helps Communities Weigh Options for Aging Wind Turbines

Feb. 6, 2023

WINDExchange has released the Wind Energy End-of-Service Guide, which offers details on the processes, methods, costs, and impacts associated with repowering and decommissioning wind turbines.

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A Breezy Guide to Help You Navigate WINDExchange Resource Maps

Jan. 30, 2023

Serving as a hub for both large and small wind energy projects, WINDExchange offers more than 300 wind resource maps and counting, for both land-based and offshore wind resources. But don’t let that number scare you—a breezy guide to help you navigate our wind resource maps is here to help you sail straight to the map you’re looking for!

Funding Is Now Available for School Wind Energy Projects

Jan. 23, 2023

REpowering Schools and national lab offer seed funding for wind energy projects at colleges and universities.

Interior Department Takes Steps to Strengthen Offshore Clean Energy Development

Jan. 12, 2023

USDA Seeking Applications for Rural Energy for America Program Fiscal Year 2023 Funding

Jan. 3, 2023

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Underserved and Indigenous Community Microgrids

Dec. 20, 2022

$28 Million Funding Opportunity to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind Energy

Dec. 6, 2022

Supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office releases a $28 million funding opportunity that will address wind energy deployment barriers.

WINDExchange Shares Recording of Navigating Offshore Wind Energy Decision-Making Processes Webinar

Nov. 14, 2022

First-of-Its-Kind Study Uncovers Data to Improve Modeling Tools for Small Wind Turbines

Nov. 7, 2022

Webinar Recording Focuses on Renewable Energy Siting Programs

Nov. 4, 2022

WINDExchange Newsletter Issue #223

Oct. 20, 2022

WINDExchange publishes 100-meter wind resource maps for all contiguous United States and Hawaii; a new prize aims to help develop a supply chain and accelerate the market readiness of U.S. floating offshore wind energy designs; a new report analyzes how the U.S. offshore wind energy industry could significantly grow its domestic workforce, and more!

WINDExchange Releases Newsletter Issue #223

Oct. 20, 2022

The latest news from WINDExchange for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, including new resource maps, a recently launched floating offshore wind energy prize and shot, wind energy market reports, upcoming and recorded webinars, and more news about wind energy research and tools!

Biden-Harris Administration Announces First-Ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in the Pacific

Oct. 18, 2022

National Lab Announces New Distributed Wind Project Database

Oct. 4, 2022

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is excited to announce their new Distributed Wind Project Database, sharing data critical for identifying trends and opportunities for growth, as well as prioritizing investments for both the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technology Office and industry stakeholders