Distributed Wind

Vermont Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%

Source: Solar Industry Magazine Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been using as the limit on their NEM programs to 15% of peak load. The

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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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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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DWEA Plans State Policy Summit

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.

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New DOE Report Illuminates Small Wind Turbine Market

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its first annual market report on wind technologies used in distributed applications, the most comprehensive analyses of the U.S. distributed wind energy market ever published. The report was compiled through a collaborative effort by DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, eFormative Options, the American Wind Energy Association, and the Distributed Wind Energy Association.

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Upcoming Small Wind Events

May 8-12, 2014  AWEA WINDPOWER Conference, Las Vegas, NV WINDPOWER is the annual conference and exhibition for the U.S. wind industry hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). May 5-7, 2014  First Annual Collegiate Wind Competition, Las Vegas, NV

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