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New Animation Explores Possible Encounters between Humpback Whales and Floating Offshore Wind Farms
PNNL and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management partner to evaluate offshore wind's potential environmental impacts
March 2019


Oh Buoy! PNNL Researchers Dive into Data Delivered from New Jersey Coast
Wind behavior and variable data will help industry identify most productive offshore wind locations
October 2018
Turbines in Terrain: Wind Forecasting Study Completed in Columbia Gorge
PNNL one of four national labs that helped generate one of the most comprehensive data sets collected in complex terrain
October 2018
Shaw Invited to Serve on National Center for Atmospheric Research Panel
Wind energy expert to advise on use of Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities
June 2018
Stereo Vision Improves "Fly-By" Data for Offshore Wind Power
New capability enables 3D flight tracking of birds and bats in real time
May 2018
First-of-Its-Kind Report Benchmarks Costs for U.S. Small Wind Projects
Report summarizes cost information for 70 residential and commercial wind projects
May 2018
Pooling Our Knowledge and Protecting Wildlife with Adaptive Management
Recent white paper explores benefits of applying process to wind energy
May 2018
DOE-Funded Wind Profilers Feed National Weather Forecasts
System officially transferred to NOAA after operating successfully for two years
May 2018


Wind and Wildlife Interactions: A World-Wide Solution Cannot Be "One Size Fits All"
Research shows what's happening at individual wind energy sites
October 2017
ThermalTracker: The Secret Lives of Bats and Birds Revealed
Open-source software can help accelerate widespread deployment of offshore wind
May 2017
The Buoy is Back: What Data Can Tell Us About Offshore Wind
Scientists analyze data from one of PNNL's offshore buoys
February 2017


How the Wind Blows
Researchers leverage a popular weather model to better forecast the wind and its clean energy potential
December 2016
The Ultimate Wind Energy Research Assistant: WREN Hub
Research from around the globe exploring wind energy impacts on wildlife
November 2016
Distributed Wind Market Report Finds Local Wind is Powering More U.S. Companies
Localized wind turbines provide a renewable alternative for U.S. companies' utility needs
September 2016


Buoy Makes a Splash off New Jersey Coast
PNNL deploys the second of two buoys for wind energy research
December 2015
Turn Baby, Turn: Small Wind Exports Generate more than Power
Distributed Wind Market Report highlights the U.S. wind energy boom
September 2015


Buoy Splashes Down in Virginia for Offshore Wind Project
Wind power-producing potential precisely evaluated at sea sites
December 2014
Enabling Development of a U.S. Offshore Wind Industry
Wind power put to the test at two offshore bouys
October 2014
PNNL Report on Distributed Wind Energy Shows Capacity Increasing
New report outlines trends, market drivers, and performance of the 2013 U.S. distributed wind market
August 2014

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