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Another Successful Year at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair!

We recently wrapped up another successful year of coordinating the Wind Energy Center at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.  With nearly 50 volunteers and more than 1.9 million fair goers it was a fun and exciting two weeks of activity.  From all of us at Windustry we want to thank the many people involved in this effort as well as our generous sponsors who help make this all possible.  Below is a link to this years highlights! Continue reading

Massachusetts Ski Resort Celebrates A Decade Of Wind Energy

On the 10th birthday of its 1.5 MW wind turbine, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Massachusetts is highlighting what wind power has brought to the table for one of the few resorts in the U.S. powered 100% by renewable energy. Continue reading

August 2017 Newsletter

Turbine Talk: Windustry's August Newsletter  The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind – Come check out the Wind Energy Center This month has us busy preparing for the Wind Energy Center at the Minnesota State Fair! In this newsletter, we highlight a few of our partners and feature a new exhibit we’re super jazzed about – a model electrical grid by Recharge Labs! Continue reading

June 2017 Newsletter

Turbine Talk: Windustry's June Newsletter    Continue reading

Wind and Solar Hybrid Developments - Podcast

This podcast has to do with the emergence of wind and solar hybrid developments, specifically the first one in the United States which is the project in Red Lake Falls, MN.  Dan Juhl is coordinating this first development alongside General Electric and has quite an optimistic vision in regards to the prominence of these hybrid systems in the future.  This is the first in a series of podcasts that Windustry is coming out with.  Follow our soundcloud account for more content updated every week or so.   Continue reading

April 2017 Newsletter

Turbine Talk: Windustry's April 2017 Newsletter   Continue reading

How No. 1 Plans To Stay The Leader

April 2017By Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds When you imagine a future for wind energy nationwide, look no further than my home state of Iowa as a shining example of what could be. Iowa has a goal – and a plan to achieve it – to be the first state in the nation to meet 40% of our electricity needs from wind power by 2020. And we are well on our way. Continue reading

NREL Seeks Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology

Originally published here by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on April 11, 2017. On April 11, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fifth round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP), an annual competitive solicitation through NREL geared to small and mid-sized wind turbines. Continue reading

EERE Success Story—Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) Partner Delivers Next-Generation Wind Turbine for On-Site Power

Release originally published here on April 11, 2017 by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. Distributed wind is used at or near where it is generated, and has gained a strong footing in the marketplace among commercial, industrial, and utility customers. In total, U.S. wind turbines in distributed applications have eclipsed an installed capacity of more than 934 megawatts – from more than 75,000 turbines across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Continue reading

Windustry Summer 2017 Internships

Position Announcement:Windustry Summer InternshipsSummer 2017   BACKGROUND:  Windustry is a non-profit based in Minneapolis. Our mission is to promote sustainable energy solutions and empower communities to develop and own clean energy assets. As an independent voice acting in support of communities, we work, through education, outreach and advocacy, to advance broad community commitment to renewable energy. Continue reading