28 Nov '11, 5pm

Accelerating Wind Power and Wind Power Jobs

Accelerating Wind Power and Wind Power Jobs

At the heart of the Obama administration’s push to grow wind power, said Jose Zayas, Wind and Water Power Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy, are two targets, reducing the overall cost of wind-generated electricity and advancing offshore wind. For each, Zayas said, the Department has a “multi-pronged approach” and a portfolio of programs of both depth and breadth. Land-based turbines , Zayas said, will not get much bigger than the 2.5-to-3 megawatt machines currently deployed because of transportation logistics, such as bridge heights and the curvatures of roads, and construction logistics, such as the lifting capacity of cranes. DOE’s focus for land-based wind is therefore on bringing down costs through advanced technologies and higher efficiencies. An example of DOE portfolio depth, Zayas said, is its two new programs funding advances in Permanent Magnet Ge...

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