Windustry at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair

Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers for making the Wind Energy Center at the Minnesota State Fair a great success! Some highlights from 2008:

Eco Experience
  • Trying out different careers in the wind energy industry.
  • Climbing inside a replica turbine tower section and seeing a video of what it's like to be inside a real wind turbine.
  • Getting your wind energy questions answered by an expert.
  • Pickicking up a wind energy bookmark to take home.
  • Experimenting with blade design and participating in other fun activities in the Renewable Energy Kid's Corral.
  • Learning about home- and farm-scale wind turbines.

2008 Partners

We couldn't do it without our partners! Thank you to everyone who helped us bring the Wind Energy Center to hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans in 2008!

Vanguard Partner


Gold Partner


Silver Partners

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Fagen, Inc.

Bronze Partners



Carstensen Contracting, Inc.

Fulbright and Jaworski LLP

National Wind, LLC

Rural Energy Development Initiative

Winkelman's Environmentally Responsible Construction



Mortenson Construction

Consulting Engineers Group

Southwest Windpower

Bergey Windpower

Faegre & Benson LLP

Jeffrey C. Paulson and Associates, Ltd.

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and & Frederick PA

HDR, Inc.

RES Americas Inc.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Volunteers and Visitors

We had over 100 volunteers and more than 350,000 visitors during the twelve days of the fair. Stay tuned for next year's opportunities and in the meanwhile, enjoy some photos!