Denver, CO - Attendees of the Community Wind Across America conference for the Rocky Mountain region in Denver, along with others, are invited to join the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday October 28, 2010 to brainstorm and develop concepts for federal legislative involvement in the distributed wind landscape that you believe would accelerate distributed wind deployment.
Paonia, CO - Participants in this Solar Energy International workshop will learn to design and install residential wind systems that range from 10 to 70 feet in diameter and produce up to 100 kWh/day in capacity. The workshop will cover system sizing, site analysis, installation and safety issues, and hardware specification. Learn about the different available residential wind turbines, how they work, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
“Economic Development Impacts of Community Wind Projects: A Review and Empirical Evaluation” by E. Lantz and S. Tegen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in April 2009.
Community wind projects have long been touted (both anecdotally and in the literature) to increase the economic development impacts of wind projects, but most analyses of community wind have been based on expected results from hypothetical projects. This report provides a review of previous economic development analyses of community wind projects and compares these projected results with empirical impacts from projects currently in operation.
Denver, CO - Adequate transmission is necessary to the expansion of wind energy. Learn about the opportunities, potential solutions and challenges the wind industry is facing as we work to overcome the transmission barrier. This workshop will explore ways wind and transmission companies can make more use of existing transmission capacity, work through the logjams in interconnection queues, and expand transmission capacity. It will also examine the roles that the U.S. Congress, FERC and the Department of Energy can play in getting new transmission planned, funded and permitted.
Denver, CO - With the 2008 record capacity addition of over 8500 megawatts of wind energy in the U.S., proper siting of wind projects is essential to helping wind energy maintain its "good neighbor" reputation. This workshop's program will address how wind project siting and elements of the human and natural environment interconnect - including aesthetics, stakeholder dynamics and wildlife interactions. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with other wind energy siting professionals and to learn the latest on important and relevant siting topics.
This publication goes through a broad overview of community-wind development. In includes some helpful resources and addresses the many different areas that community-wind development entails. The content is based on a series of presentations from 2008 by the same title.