Small Wind Energy News

ASES Wind Division to host Webinar on Small Wind Standards

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division will host a webinar February 11, 2014, at 3 p.m. ET
 on the topic of Small Wind Standards.  The webinar will provide an overview of the status of the world and U.S.

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First Collegiate Wind Competition to be held in May

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition will be held May 5–7, 2014, alongside the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER® 2014 Conference & Exhibition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Ten teams of undergraduate students from

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Appalachian State Seeks Professor of Appropriate Technology

Appalachian State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Professor or Practitioner in Residence in the Department of Technology and Environmental Design beginning August 2014.

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2014 Small Wind Conference Seeks Presentation Proposals

The Small Wind Conference is seeking presentation proposals for the 10th annual conference, June 16–18 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Wind installers, site assessors, consultants, designers, authors, wind energy business owners and employees, and other professionals in the industry are invited to submit proposals before the January 31 deadline.

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World Summit for Small Wind Turbines

The 5th World Summit for Small Wind 2014 (WSSW), the world’s largest small wind event, will be held March 20-21, 2014 in Husum, Germany.  The international summit of the small wind turbine industry is being held parallel to the New

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DWEA Deems First State Policy Summit a Success

The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) held its first annual State Policy Summit in Chicago on October 21st. Over 50 distributed and community wind professionals and regional advocates heard from the solar industry’s lead state policy strategist, Carrie Hitt with an update on the solar industry’s state policy efforts and advice for the assembled wind professionals.

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NREL Announces Distributed Wind Turbine RFP

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center recently released Requests For Proposals (RFP) for the Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects.

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KidWind Announces National Challenge

The KidWind National Challenge will bring together student teams to compete for the National KidWind Challenge title by showcasing their handcrafted wind turbines in front of wind industry experts.

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Interview: Mike Bergey of Bergey Windpower

A co-founder of Bergey Windpower and president since 1987, Mike Bergey is a mechanical engineer and an internationally recognized expert in the field of small wind turbines, distributed generation, and rural electrification. IREC’s Larry Sherwood talks with Mike about the small wind industry.

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OREGON: Small wind turbine brings big savings to Salem-area ranch

Ten years ago Eldon and Alice Metz opted to forgo long commutes by finding an unconventional commodity they could produce on their Marion County farmland. Buffalo got the nod. And with the help of Energy Trust Oregon, the 10-kilowatt system is expected to generate 12,000 kilowatt hours of renewable electricity annually, more than one-half of the farm’s electricity load.

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