Windustry at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair

Thanks to our partners and volunteers for making the Wind Energy Center a great success as part of The Eco Experience at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. Over 350,000 visitors were able to:

Eco Experience
  • See what it's like to Work in Wind with life-size cutouts of a farmer/landowner, lawyer, and wind turbine technician!
  • Climb inside a replica turbine tower section, and see a video of what it's like to be inside a real wind turbine.
  • Get the most up-to-date information regarding stimulus funding and other federal and state financial incentives for wind energy.
  • Have wind energy questions answered by an industry expert.
  • Experiment with wind blade design and join in other fun activities in the Renewable Energy Kids' Corral.
  • Sign up for a chance to win a framed Windustry Poster. We gave away a poster each day of the Fair.

Check out these web galleries to see photos from The Eco Experience and the Wind Energy Center:


Thanks to the 90 volunteers who signed up! Because of your passion for wind energy and willingness to donate your time, the Wind Energy Center was a huge success! We are continually amazed by what a wealth of information our volunteers provide and we have learned just as much from you as you did from us. The overall quality and dedication of this year's volunteers was incredible!

2009 Partners

We couldn't have done it without our partners! For information on how to become a Partner of the 2010 Wind Energy Center,

Gold Partners

Carstensen Contracting, Inc.
Fagen, Inc.
Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation

Silver Partners

Blattner Energy, Inc.
Gamesa Energy USA
Juhl Wind Inc.
National Wind LLC
Westwood Professional Services

Bronze Partners

Bergey Wind Power Company
Consulting Engineers Group
Eco-Solutions, LLC
Endurance Wind Power
Faegre & Benson
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith, & Frederick
Kidwind Project
Jeffrey C. Paulson & Associates, Ltd.
HDR, Inc.
Own Energy
Southwest Wind Power

Minnesota State Fair

A look back at the:

2008 Minnesota State Fair
2007 Minnesota State Fair