Slides & Video from Wind Lease Webinar

We have the slides and video available from the April 2015 webinar, "Wind Lease Info for Farmers, Ranchers, & Rural Landowners."   This webinar includes information about how to evaluate a wind lease for both short and long terms, Power Purchase Agreements, and issues that could negatively affect a wind lease.

Windustry featured in Minnesota Women's Press

An article, "Your community, your energy, your choices," by Windustry executive director Lisa Daniels was featured in the April edition of the Minnesota Women's Press.  Continue reading

Guest Post from Student Tony Davis

Regardless of the paths we have chosen for ourselves, there are always opportunities to make a positive impact on our world. Whether you started in sales, as an entrepreneur, maintenance technician, or any other professional, there is time to apply those skills towards making a positive impact in your community. Renewable energies are becoming more and more vital for our society to function efficiently and sustainably. With individual commitment and community support, renewable energy use will continue to grow at an exponential rate. Continue reading

Webinar about New IRS Rules for Small Turbines

April 8, 2015 1:00PM to 2:00PM EDT The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will host a webinar on how certification is being used to meet the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for small and medium wind turbines that went into effect February 2015.  Continue reading

The White House on Wind Energy

The White House has published several items relating to its support for wind energy this year.         Continue reading

Wind Vision Report 2015

Optimism comes from the federal government with the recent Wind Vision report.  This long awaited study analyses past trends and forecasts the position of wind energy in the future.   Continue reading

REAP is accepting applications!

The Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants is accepting applications.  This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Continue reading

Certs 2015 Conference

Windustry participated in the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) conference this week.   We were on hand to discuss our Midwest Wind Energy Center projects, information about community wind gardens, and wind maps of Minnesota. Continue reading

New Webinar: USDA REAP Funding Opportunities

The Midwest Wind Energy Center is presenting its first webinar on February 12, 2015 from 1:30-2:30pm CST with Lisa L. Noty, Midwest Regional Energy Coordinator from the USDA. Noty will be discussing Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding opportunities that are currently available and how to apply for them.  This webinar is free and open to all interested parties. Read more and register here.

Windustry featured in children's book series

Power for the Planet, one of a six book series designed for elementary school aged children, brings environmental education and advocacy to the classroom. This book discusses energy, energy consumption and clean energy sources such as wind and solar. It describes wind turbines, and some of wind energy’s strengths and challenges. Each book in the series includes “On the Job” career spotlight interviews with people currently working to find solutions to the environmental issue highlighted by each book. Lisa Daniels, Executive Director of Windustry is interviewed in Power for the Planet about her role in promoting wind energy and her motivation for starting Windustry.   Continue reading