Ceramic Industry News

Wind Energy Funding Opportunity Available through DOE (posted 1/27/09)

January 27, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
The DOE recently announced a funding opportunity for up to $6 million to address wind development technical challenges and market acceptance barriers.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the issuance of a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $6 million over two years (subject to annual appropriations) to address wind development technical challenges and market acceptance barriers as outlined in the “20% Wind Energy by 2030” report. The announcement will address six topic areas: turbine research, development and testing; distributed wind technologies; market acceptance efforts; environmental research and sitting strategies; transmission analysis, planning and assessments; and workforce development.

In May 2008, the DOE issued the “20% Wind Energy by 2030” report, which found that the nation possesses affordable wind energy resources far in excess of those needed to enable a 20% scenario. However, major challenges need to be overcome and require action for this to be possible:
  • Major investments in transmission so the power generated in Midwest locations can be delivered to distant urban centers
  • Larger electric load balancing areas, in tandem with better regional planning and use of complementary generation and storage, so that grid operators can better integrate wind generation into the electric utility grid
  • Continued reduction in wind turbine capital costs through technology advancement and improved manufacturing capabilities
  • Improved wind turbine performance and reduction of operating and maintenance costs through improved reliability
  • Addressing concerns about local siting, wildlife and environmental issues within the context of electricity generation
  • Develop an abundant and skilled workforce to supply the growing renewable energy industry
Completed FOA applications are due by March 3, 2009. The complete FOA can be viewed at www.Grants.gov. The DOE anticipates notifying applicants selected for an award by the end of April 2009 and making awards by the end of September 2009.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

June 2014 Issue Highlights

Our June 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI October 2014 cover

2014 October

Materials advances, refractories and renewable energy - oh, my! Check out our October issue today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px