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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

Windustry Presents Community Wind Awards to Those Blazing New Trails for Renewable Energy

March 6, 2017, For Immediate Release 2017 Community Wind Distinguished Service Award Windustry and its Board of Directors along with a peer group of professionals who work in Community and Distributed Wind were pleased to present the 2017 Distinguished Service in Community Wind Award to Malcolm Brown in Washington DC last week. Continue reading

Windustry Partners with the Midwest Solar Expo & Smart Energy Symposium

Industry leaders converge in Minnesota for leading regional solar and smart energy event Continue reading

Special Notice: Distributed Wind – Competitiveness Improvement Project

Originally posted here on January 17, 2017; modified March 15, 2017 The U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) intends to release requests for proposals (RFPs) during the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017 (by April 30, 2017). Continue reading

A Renewable Energy Revolution in Small-Town America

Watch the documentary produced as part of The Atlantic's American Futures project. Continue reading

New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States through 2050. Continue reading

State renewable energy mandates are producing enormous benefits

Much has been made of the rapid rise of renewable energy in the US, but the policy workhorse behind it does not get nearly enough attention or credit. Continue reading