Recent News

May 01, 2009

Since 2005, small wind energy state stakeholders have met to share information on their small wind programs and learn from other experts. The 2009 meeting, being held on May 6th from 1-5 p.m., is the largest to date, with 17

May 01, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced three new winners of Solar America Showcases awards in Richmond, California: Sequoia Foundation (Berkeley, CA) Forest City, Hawaii (Ohana and the Big Island, HI) National Community Builders (Columbus, OH) The Solar America Showcases

April 29, 2009

Based on feedback from the January stakeholder meeting, The Small Renewables Initiative (SRI), a program of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, has issued updated guidelines for the micro wind projects they fund. The $35,000 per project cap has been removed,

April 28, 2009

The Bay State is a busy state for small wind installers! Wind turbines were installed recently at an environmental education center in Charlton, as well as on Martha’s Vineyard and a farm on Nantucket. A six-day workshop for installers is

April 28, 2009

Berkeley residents and businesses can now get free solar energy consulting services from the City of Berkeley and Community Energy Services Corporation. The new program, SmartSolar, will help consumers understand and adopt energy efficiency and solar technologies by providing information

April 28, 2009

NREL posted preliminary test results for four small wind turbines in April. (Click here for details.) Through a competitive solicitation, NREL selected four commercially available small wind turbine systems to test in 2008/2009. * Abundant Renewable Energy’s ARE 442 *

April 27, 2009

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to analyze Smart Grid opportunities in the State of Maryland. As part of this grant, MEA is sponsoring two stakeholder meetings to discuss the elements

April 23, 2009

The North Carolina Solar Center’s website features three fact sheets on solar incentives from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: FAQ’s on Federal Solar Incentives Residential Solar Commercial Solar

April 23, 2009

Mick Sagrillo has been a small wind energy advocate for more than 28 years. He’s owned a small wind energy business, and worked to install hundreds of systems in nearly all 50 states and more than 28 foreign countries. He’s

April 23, 2009

For the past year, a committee from the small wind industry has been working on a new article for the U.S. National Electrical Code (the NEC). The proposed new Article 694 Small Wind Electric Systems is modeled after Article 690

 

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