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DOE Announces Funding to Access Higher-Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

DOE Announces Funding to Access Higher-Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

Date: 1/30/2014

DOE announced $2 million in research funding to develop wind turbines taller than the average height of existing, utility-scale wind turbines installed in the United States, approximately 300 feet. The department aims to promote development of turbines with a height of 328 feet to 393 feet because research shows that taller turbines take advantage of the stronger, more consistent winds available at greater heights. The technology development will ultimately increase the number of locations available for cost-effective wind energy deployment.

This information was last updated on February 11, 2014