Key Activities in Wind Energy

In order to reduce the cost of wind power technologies and accelerate the deployment of wind power, the Wind Program conducts the following key activities:

Research and Development

Wind Turbine Testing and Certification

  • Partner with industry, universities, and national laboratories to develop aerodynamic, structural and electrical test centers for wind farms, wind turbines, rotor blades, and drivetrains
  • Enable industry to meet performance and safety standards by establishing frameworks for small wind turbine certification.
  • Participate in the development of national and international wind energy standards

Market Acceleration and Deployment

Wind Resource Assessment and Grid Integration