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Delaware’s first certification program

With offshore wind energy leases approved and purchase agreements inked for neighboring states New Jersey, Maryland and New York, a new Delaware-based training program was built to address the needs of a regional offshore wind workforce. Having local professionals who are trained to work offshore will be critical to help propel the industry forward in the region. Continue reading…

News & Events

One Step Closer

February 2024: New V2G standard facilitates shared data and power – and saves money

UD Leaps in Sustainability Rankings

January 2024: UD’s commitment to sustainability recognized by a global higher education analyst

Big Shift Coming to EV Industry

December 2023: UD experts help drive new electric vehicle standards

Offshore Wind Energy Grants

December 2023:  Faculty look to better assess impact of offshore wind development

Examining Offshore Wind

October 2023: Kempton weighs in on offshore wind’s place in DE’s net-zero emission plan

Wind Energy in Iceland

May 2023: Firestone describes teaching wind energy science and discussing policy in Iceland

CReW Exhibit at IPF 2023

April 2023: CReW connects with leaders from around the globe at premier conference.

CReW 2022 Year-in-Review

February 2023: CReW welcomes 2023 with a recap of accomplishments realized in 2022. 

Can Electric Vehicles go the Distance?

January 2023: UD-led study may help dispel ‘range anxiety’ of drivers considering an EV

More News

October 10, 2022

Wind Energy Conference

UD hosts North American Wind Energy Academy’s international conference

July 12, 2022

Surface Impact of Offshore Wind Turbines

UD study looks to see if offshore wind farms would impact surface weather

April 12, 2022

Key Bottleneck

U.S. needs more marshaling ports to keep pace with exploding offshore wind demand, UD study finds

April 8, 2022

Offshore Wind Energy Menu

New report lays out offshore wind development options for Delaware

March 17, 2022

Funding Boost

UD receives $12 million for research, workforce development

March 14, 2022

Weather Radar is Key to Bird-Friendly Wind Energy

Minimizing conflicts between wind energy and migrating birds

March 13, 2022

Honoring Success

Archer awarded Unidel Howard Cosgrove Career Development Chair in Environment

February 22, 2022

Engaging communities in offshore wind projects

PhD candidate starts fellowship at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

February 7, 2022

Center for Research in Wind (CReW) announces new director

Cristina Archer Appointed Director of UD’s Center for Research in Wind (CReW)

October 20, 2021

The EU comes to UD

European Union ambassadors make joint visit to Delaware

April 20, 2021

NSF CoPe Workshop

Community Resiliency in the Face of Coastal Hazards and the Renewable Energy Transition

March 19, 2021

Renewable energy grants

UD’s Shafarman, Firestone lead Department of Energy funded projects

January 21, 2021

Biden Day One: Climate Change

UD experts address resilience, environmental justice and national planning for response to climate change

December 9, 2020

Wind farm weather influence

UD study shows offshore wind farms have measurable but minimal impact

November 11, 2020

Covid-19 Shutdown Effect on Air Quality Mixed

Reports of bluer skies tested by atmospheric scientist

August 7, 2020

Rocks and wind

UD geology grad turns degree into job with offshore wind developer

August 4, 2020

Assembling offshore wind turbines

UD team identifies two ideal sites for offshore wind ports in Delaware Bay

July 21, 2020

10 years of clean power

Wind turbine on UD’s Lewes Campus powers research, student funding, education

July 14, 2020

Offshore wind power

Virtual lecture and discussion about coastal energy possibilities

July 22, 2019

Ozone threat from climate change

Increasing global temperatures will impact air quality

April 24, 2019

Jump starting energy research

Delaware Energy Institute announces grants for multi-disciplinary research projects at UD

April 3, 2019

Offshore wind skills academy

UD hosts classes to educate those interested in the emerging global industry

March 18, 2019

Living with the wind

UD study finds people prefer wind turbines as neighbors over other energy plants

January 2, 2019

Tourism and offshore wind turbines

UD professors survey beachgoers on potential implications for offshore wind farms

October 24, 2018

Hurricane precipitation

UD’s Cristina Archer looks at how wind farms can reduce hurricane rainfall

October 19, 2018

Empowering an Industry

New academy at UD to train offshore wind energy professionals

February 7, 2018

What will the neighbors say about a wind turbine?

National survey shows developer transparency is key to perceived fairness in project planning and picking sites

December 18, 2017

UD-Nuvve collaboration to drive V2G technology forward

UD-pioneered technology to accelerate changes in energy and transportation

October 26, 2017

U.S. Rep. Blunt Rochester tours UD turbine in Lewes

UD wind energy experts Jeremy Firestone and Willett Kempton provided a briefing

September 15, 2017

UD tapped for offshore wind initiative

Leveraging long history in offshore wind as part of Gov. Carney’s new working group

July 17, 2017

V2G goes west

UD-developed V2G technology to be used in California project

February 21, 2017

Offshore wind push

Researchers show US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costs

December 16, 2016

Offshore wind experience

UD students get early look at first US offshore wind farm

August 29, 2016


UD-developed V2G technology launches in Denmark

August 11, 2016

The power of offshore wind

UD study reports offshore wind in Cape Wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected

September 28, 2015

Offshore wind power

UD professors say nation has fallen behind on offshore wind power

August 31, 2015

Wind turbine turns 5

UD’s wind turbine in Lewes marks fifth year of clean energy generation, research

October 6, 2014

Wind energy fellowships

Renewable energy credits from wind turbine are supporting education

April 24, 2014

Shooting the breeze with Cristina Archer

Earth week celebration continues

April 10, 2014

Airborne wind energy

High-altitude wind turbines have potential to generate large amounts of electricity

February 26, 2014

Taming hurricanes

Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, reduce storm surge

October 30, 2013

When the wind blows

New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality

October 7, 2013

Renewable energy agreement

DEMEC to buy renewable energy credits generated by UD’s wind turbine

June 15, 2013

Pulling power out of thin air

UD research magazine, Vol.4, No.2

March 5, 2013

Wind energy

Experts explore future of wind energy research in two-day symposium at UD

September 10, 2012

Wind power’s potential

UD-Stanford team calculates maximum global energy potential from wind

June 12, 2012

Seeding research

University of Delaware Research Foundation awards 11 projects

April 24, 2012

A place for offshore wind

Researchers use weather model to recommend East Coast offshore wind farms

June 24, 2011

Tower of power

Turbine generated research funds, energy for UD and community in first year

March 7, 2011

Study to quantify turbine impact on birds and bats

How does the wind turbine at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes affect birds and bats?

October 12, 2010

Kempton quoted in Times article on Atlantic coast wind power

Administrative hurdles faced by the wind power transmission line discussed

June 15, 2010

UD to partner with NREL on offshore wind research

Collaboration on offshore wind research and work to facilitate the testing of commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast

April 5, 2010

Proposed grid to make offshore wind power more reliable

Researchers look to enable wind power to become a larger fraction of electric sources

October 19, 2009

UD, Gamesa finalize agreement to install costal wind turbine

Utility-scale 2-megawatt Gamesa wind turbine to be installed at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes

July 27, 2009

UD, Gamesa reach agreement to install coastal wind turbine

Agreement could facilitate the installation of a utility-scale 2.0MW Gamesa wind turbine at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes next year

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