Wind Program Technological Developments in the United States

D. F. Ancona, P. R. Goldman, R. W. Thresher

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Under its wind energy research and development program, the US Department of Energy (DOE) works as a partner with industry to improve understanding of wind system technology and to develop and deploy advanced wind turbines in multi-regional markets. Installed capacity in the US reached 1720 MW by the end of 1995. Growth of about 140 MW during 1995, is attributed to improved and lower cost turbines and was stimulated in part by the availability of energy tax credits and production and financial incentives. Recently, there has been substantial growth oustide the US. The US DOE Wind Energy Systems Program is continuing broad based research and technology development, focusing on advanced wind turbine development. Contracts have been placed with industry for next generation design studies, innovative subsystems applied research, and value engineering to improve existing turbines. Some of these turbines are now being deployed in utility verification projects.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-440-22898


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