In May of 2013 Minnesota's net metering policy was updated to allow for a higher limit on the size of projects eligible for net metering. You can find a more detailed version of the policy here, but we've compiled the most important bits of information in this infographic for your visual and educational pleasure.
Congratulations to Heather Rhoads-Weaver, recipient of the Service in Community Wind Award, and to John Pimentel, recipient of the Community Wind Innovator Award!
Windustry's work to assist in starting up community wind projects in Montana, Wisconsin and West Virginia will continue well into 2013, thanks to an extension of the grant funding this work approved by the USDA.
The Sand Creek Winds project in northeastern Montana is farthest along, as this group of landowners cooperates very well internally, and the wind resource is very good. Their business has hired a staff person, and has also successfully applied for a queue position with WAPA, the regional transmission organization.
MINNEAPOLIS, JUNE 29, 2012 – Three Germans touring Minnesota as part of a three-week professional exchange program came to Windustry on Friday, June 29, 2012, in order to discuss Windustry’s efforts to involve individuals and communities in expanding Minnesota’s wind energy production.
ATLANTA, JUNE 7, 2012- Windustry was honored at the 11th Annual All-States Summit at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center in Atlanta on June 7, 2012, receiving Wind Powering America's Midwestern Regional Wind Leadership Award.
The Windustry Board of Directors is pleased to announce the inauguration and the first recipient of the Distinguished Service in Community Wind Award. This award is given annually to a person who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to the establishment and growth of Community Wind as a uniquely valuable form of clean, renewable energy.Status should be required
Windustry is pleased to announce the establishment and presentation of the Community Wind Innovator Award, which is to be given annually to an individual who has made significant progress over the past two years in forging ahead with new policies, new approaches, new business models or new research to further community and distributed wind energy. This person's ideas and efforts have changed how we think about or perform our work. The recipient of this award:
- Since 2008 wind turbine prices in the U.S. have fallen by nearly one-third on average, according to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). "Understanding Trends in Wind Turbine Prices Over the Past Decade" examines how $-per-kW costs have declined in recent years, after having previously doubled over the period from 2002 through 2008. Berkeley Lab analyzed price data on a sampling of U.S. wind turbine transactions totaling 23,850 megawatts from 1997 through early 2011.
A report from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service interviews Windustry Executive Director Lisa Daniels about the upcoming community and small wind conference in Albany, NY, October 26-28.DHS update