Energy Department Awards $6 Million in Wind Energy Research Projects

March 13, 2019

The Energy Department selected nine projects totaling $6.2 million that will reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of land-based and offshore wind energy. Funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office, these early-stage research projects are key to development of wind energy as part of the Energy Department's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. Technologies that reduce the impact to bats, birds, and other wildlife can lead to less "curtailment" when wind turbines need to be shut down. In turn, this will lead to greater annual energy production and lower wind energy costs. Learn more.