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Wind Powering America's "Wind Economic Development" Web Page

The Wind Powering America program out of the U.S. Department of Energy maintains this web page related to the economic benefits of wind energy. The page "provides software applications to help individuals, developers, local governments, and utilities make decisions about wind power. The page also lists publications and articles about economic development impacts that accrue from wind projects."

Click here to visit the web page. 

I received a free poster from an event I attended but have since misplaced it. May I receive another free one?

Maybe. If you're at another event where we are distributing them free, you may certainly have another. Unfortunately, we can't mail you another one for free. It costs us quite a bit to mail the posters due to their unusual size. We request payment for any posters we send in the mail to help us cover the costs of mailing.

What are some more resources for work in wind?

The wind energy sector provided 85,000 direct jobs in 2008, and the industry is expected to support up to 1/2 million direct and related jobs by 2030. Our resources offer guidance on the types of jobs available, the skills and training needed, and how to find them.

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What are some ways to find a job in the wind energy industry through networking?

A common question is how to find a job in the wind energy industry through networking. Networking is probably one of the best ways to learn more about the industry and its players and a great way to get involved in the wind energy sector. 

Attending seminars, conferences and workshops - this is by far the best way to hear about current events in the field, network and meet other professionals in teh wind industry. You will also be able to see the scope of what companies are doing today. Presentations at seminar sessions are usually given by top experts, so take note of their names and backgrounds. You can get the latest Community Wind Proceedings on CD through Windustry to help you get started. Check out our previous and upcoming Conferences as well.

Exhibit Hall - Walking through the exhibit hall is a great way to get a feel for who the primary players are in the field and the type of work they are involved in. Usually browsing the exhibit floor is no or low cost, and is a perfect time to talk with companies, which is the reason they are there. Don't be shy if you have a resume you would like to share with them, or exchange business cards. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is usually made available (in print or on the website), which can be a great source of names and/or contact information.

Windustry Events Calendar - Check out this resource to learn about upcoming seminars and conferences.

Women of Wind Energy - This is a group of individuals who support and encourage the participation and advancement of professional women in the wind energy industry. Learn about their meetings or join the mentoring program to help your knowledge of the field grow.

Helpful Resources

Follow the links for additional information about working in the wind industry.

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