Wind Power Today: (2002) Wind Energy Research Highlights

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Wind Power Today is an annual publication that provides an overview of the wind research conducted under the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program. The purpose of Wind Power Today is to show how DOE supports wind turbine research and deployment in hopes of furthering the advancement of wind technologies that produce clean, low-cost, reliable energy. Contentobjectives include: educate readers about the advantages and potential for widespread deployment of wind energy; explain the program's objectives and goals; describe the program's accomplishments in research and application; examine the barriers to widespread deployment; describe the benefits of continued research and development; facilitate technology transfer; and attract cooperative windenergy projects with industry. This 2002 edition of Wind Power Today also includes discussions about wind industry growth in 2002, how DOE is taking advantage of low wind speed regions through advancing technology, and distributed applications for small wind turbines.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages36
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-500-33149

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102003-1723


  • low wind speed
  • program overview
  • wind energy
  • wind turbine


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