Small Wind Energy News

The IREC Interview: Tal Mamo of United Wind

Tal Mamo is co-founder of United Wind, where he is responsible for the development of new markets.  Tal has served on the Board of Directors of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) since 2011. He also serves on the Board

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DOE Establishes Wind Regional Resource Centers

On March 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers, selected through a competitive process administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Northeast Wind Resource Center, operated by the Clean Energy Group

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Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind

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To Test or Not to Test: That is the Question

By Clarkson University Blade Test Facility and the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technologies To test or not to test: that is the question. Is it worthwhile to proactively perform third-party structural testing on wind turbine blades to deliver

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Commerce Department Awards Grant to DWEA to Develop SMART Wind Consortium

Group to craft technology Roadmap The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently awarded a two-year grant to the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to form a consortium of distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, customers

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10th Annual Small Wind Conference Celebrates Decade of Small Wind Gatherings

Once again, the Small Wind Conference lived up to its reputation as the premier small wind event in the United States, with people attending from 26 of the United States, as well as eight other countries. A total of 89

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OREGON: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Installs Wind Turbine

The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, a nonprofit located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon, installed a new 50 kW Endurance E-3120 wind turbine in March 2014. The system is the first installation of its kind

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Small Wind Conference Organizers Urge: Go With the Flow!

This June 16 – 18, Stevens Point Wisconsin will host the 10th annual gathering of Small Wind industry “insiders.” Participants at the Small Wind Conference will discuss issues such as Operations and Manufacturing trends and warranties, innovation and change for

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From Internship to ED: an interview with DWEA’s Jennifer Jenkins

As she was finishing her Environmental Science degree at Northern Arizona University, Jennifer Jenkins fell in love with wind energy after writing a research paper on utility scale wind. Following an internship with a Flagstaff turbine manufacturer where she focused on government incentives available for small wind, she’s been a strong advocate for the small wind industry ever since.

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DOE issues Guidance on Quality Assurance through Wind Turbine Certification Requirements

Within the DOE Wind and Water Power Technology Office (WWPTO) mission to lead the nation’s efforts to accelerate deployment of wind power technologies, Director Jose Zayas has issued a memorandum recommending certification as a means of consumer and stakeholder protection.

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