Energy & Green Tech

Researchers explore wind farm co-design with communities

In past projects, Professor Lucy Pao and her research group have focused on designing the best control systems for wind turbines—systems aimed at maximizing power production or reducing structural loads.

Engineering

3D scanning vibrometer is a master of measurements

In a storage area on the west end of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory campus is a machine that can measure anything from a jumbo turbine assembly to a tiny centrifuge component—with near-perfect precision.

Engineering

Honeybee behavior informs efficiency of wind farms

An algorithm based on the altruistic behavior of honeybees could help those designing wind farms know exactly where to plant each turbine in the array to maximize efficiency and energy output from the wind farm. A team from ...

Energy & Green Tech

Offshore wind power gains international momentum

"We can't just wait for the technology to improve. We need to build experience and not just watch others do it first. If we're going to stay in the driver's seat, we have to develop offshore wind on a large scale. It'll be ...

Energy & Green Tech

Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States.

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