Recent News

August 06, 2014

Last week, Massachusetts formally adopted improvements to its interconnection procedures that make it easier for small renewable energy systems to connect to the distribution grid, without compromising safety or power quality. MA joins a handful of other leading states, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), adopting use of a 100 percent of minimum load penetration screen in its supplemental review process. Most simply, this is a recognition that smaller systems have less complex review needs.

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July 30, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 28, 2014

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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July 24, 2014

As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.

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July 21, 2014

It has come to my attention that, on occasion, I can be wrong. At the recent Weatherization Training Network Trainer’s Consortium, where IREC was invited to talk about instructional design, I confessed that I didn’t need to actively improve as a trainer. What was I thinking?

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