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.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center recently released Requests For Proposals (RFP) for the Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects.
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.
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.
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.
The Distributed Wind Energy Association plans the first annual distributed wind State Policy Summit on October 21 in Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference. The primary goal of this event is to create renewable energy cohesion when working in state markets.
In response to our recent article, “What Happened to Southwest Wind Power?” the editors at Small Wind News received correspondence from Danita and Dayne Geyer of Bremmerton, Washington. Their story, while probably not unique, conveys the frustration and heartache of small wind turbine owners, left in the lurch by Southwest Windpower’s abrupt closure and sale of their popular Skystream line. They’d like to connect with other Skystream owners for support and problem-solving.
XZERES announced in early July that it has acquired the assets of Southwest Windpower. The assets include Southwest Windpower’s Skystream product line and product designs, related IP portfolio, manufacturing assets, and inventory. Southwest Windpower introduced the Skystream product line in…
The Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) joined Clarkson University in announcing the grand opening of a new Blade Test Facility that will test the strength and…