Heather Rhoads-Weaver is Principal Consultant and Founder of eFormative Options with a long career in distributed wind, mostly in policy. Heather talks with IREC about the industry–where it’s been and where it’s headed.
More than 50 industry, academic, and government representatives from 25 states plus Washington, DC, and Canada joined to work together in a new way to inaugurate the Sustainable Manufacturing Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Wind Consortium on October 16 in…
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.
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 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.
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.