New Initiative

Windustry’s New Initiative

We’re very excited about something new at Windustry. We’re building new relationships and new foundations for a more diverse and equitable renewable energy industry and sustainable energy economy.

There is no question, 2020 was a year that was tough, tragic and seemed to have never ending twists and turns for us all to navigate. As most of you know, Windustry was not able to do its annual outreach and educational extravaganza Wind Energy Center at the Minnesota State Fair because the whole Fair was cancelled.

Our Work in 2020 Going Forward

Windustry was busy working for the whole year on a new initiative to grow a more just and equitable renewable energy industry. Windustry partnered with Robert Blake, member of Red Lake Tribal Nation, and helped to launch a new native-led nonprofit call Native Sun Community Power Development.

The Project - The Legacy

We are working with Native Sun and Red Lake Tribal community. They are not only building an amazing solar and storage project in the community but the community is poised to see tremendous community economic development resulting from it. It is essential that they leverage the solar, being built now, with
K-12 STEM education and workforce training program work to bring along the whole community for long-term benefits and build the region’s clean energy future.  The rooftop systems’ impact will be much larger with community engagement, emphasizing the role of local ownership and all that it brings towards a just energy transition:

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Training
  • Preserving Native Sovereignty
  • A Route Out of Poverty
  • A National Model.

Stay connected with Windustry to help us advance this energy equity initiative.

Windustry thanks the following companies that made sponsoring donations to support Windustry’s new initiative.

Thank you to our Sponsors who make this work possible!


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