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Title: The Current State of Additive Manufacturing in Wind Energy Systems

Abstract

Wind power is an inexhaustible form of energy that is being captured throughout the U.S. to power the engine of our economy. A robust, domestic wind industry promises to increase U.S. industry growth and competitiveness, strengthen U.S. energy security independence, and promote domestic manufacturing nationwide. As of 2016, ~82GW of wind capacity had been installed, and wind power now provides more than 5.5% of the nation’s electricity and supports more than 100,000 domestic jobs, including 500 manufacturing facilities in 43 States. To reach the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2015 Wind Vision study scenario of wind power serving 35% of the nation's end-use demand by 2050, significant advances are necessary in all areas of wind technologies and market. An area that can greatly impact the cost and rate of innovation in wind technologies is the use of advanced manufacturing, with one of the most promising areas being additive manufacturing (AM). Considering the tremendous promise offered by advanced manufacturing, it is the purpose of this report to identify the use of AM in the production and operation of wind energy systems. The report has been produced as a collaborative effort for the DOE Wind Energy Technology Office (WETO), between Oak Ridgemore » National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).« less

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), , Worcester, MA (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A)
OSTI Identifier:
1415918
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/479
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Mann, Margaret, Palmer, Sierra, Lee, Dominic, Kurup, Parthiv, Remo, Timothy, Jenne, Dale Scott, Richardson, Bradley S., Love, Lonnie J., and Post, Brian K. The Current State of Additive Manufacturing in Wind Energy Systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1415918.
Mann, Margaret, Palmer, Sierra, Lee, Dominic, Kurup, Parthiv, Remo, Timothy, Jenne, Dale Scott, Richardson, Bradley S., Love, Lonnie J., & Post, Brian K. The Current State of Additive Manufacturing in Wind Energy Systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1415918.
Mann, Margaret, Palmer, Sierra, Lee, Dominic, Kurup, Parthiv, Remo, Timothy, Jenne, Dale Scott, Richardson, Bradley S., Love, Lonnie J., and Post, Brian K. Fri . "The Current State of Additive Manufacturing in Wind Energy Systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1415918. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415918.
@article{osti_1415918,
title = {The Current State of Additive Manufacturing in Wind Energy Systems},
author = {Mann, Margaret and Palmer, Sierra and Lee, Dominic and Kurup, Parthiv and Remo, Timothy and Jenne, Dale Scott and Richardson, Bradley S. and Love, Lonnie J. and Post, Brian K.},
abstractNote = {Wind power is an inexhaustible form of energy that is being captured throughout the U.S. to power the engine of our economy. A robust, domestic wind industry promises to increase U.S. industry growth and competitiveness, strengthen U.S. energy security independence, and promote domestic manufacturing nationwide. As of 2016, ~82GW of wind capacity had been installed, and wind power now provides more than 5.5% of the nation’s electricity and supports more than 100,000 domestic jobs, including 500 manufacturing facilities in 43 States. To reach the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2015 Wind Vision study scenario of wind power serving 35% of the nation's end-use demand by 2050, significant advances are necessary in all areas of wind technologies and market. An area that can greatly impact the cost and rate of innovation in wind technologies is the use of advanced manufacturing, with one of the most promising areas being additive manufacturing (AM). Considering the tremendous promise offered by advanced manufacturing, it is the purpose of this report to identify the use of AM in the production and operation of wind energy systems. The report has been produced as a collaborative effort for the DOE Wind Energy Technology Office (WETO), between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).},
doi = {10.2172/1415918},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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