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Strength, Resilience and a Collective Response

A Statement from Lisa Daniels, Executive Director and Windustry Board of Directors In her article, ‘The pandemic is a portal’, the Indian scholar Arundhati Roy writes: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.” Continue reading

Community Wind and Distributed Clean Energy Awards

Windustry Presents Awards to Those Growing Community Wind and Distributed Clean Energy Washington DC. – At the 2019 Distributed Wind Conference, Windustry presented their annual Community Wind and Distributed Clean Energy Awards.   Continue reading

Windustry Summer 2019 Internships

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. To learn more about Windustry, visit Continue reading

Windustry Spring 2019 Appeal

A 60-meter meteorological tall tower donated by Windustry to the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Community was installed in its new home last November, near Garfield Peak in Eastern Montana. It is now sending daily data files and will help determine the wind project development for the tribal community. Continue reading

2018 Community Wind and Sustainable Energy Awards

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 6, 2018 Windustry Presents Awards to those growing Community Wind and Sustainable Energy Washington DC. – At the Distributed Wind Energy Association Conference last week, Windustry presented their annual Community Wind and Sustainable Energy Awards. The three awards are selected and presented by a national Peer Group of Community Wind and Sustainable Energy Colleagues which included Tom Wind, Wind Utility Consulting, IA; Heather Rhodes-Weaver, eFormative Options, WA; Mia Devine, Spark Northwest, WA; Chris Diaz, Seminole Finance, FL; Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, CO; James Duffy, Nixon-Peabody, LLP, MA; and Lisa Daniels, Windustry, MN. Continue reading

Another Successful Year at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair!

We recently wrapped up another successful year of coordinating the Wind Energy Center at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.  With nearly 50 volunteers and more than 1.9 million fair goers it was a fun and exciting two weeks of activity.  From all of us at Windustry we want to thank the many people involved in this effort as well as our generous sponsors who help make this all possible.  Below is a link to this years highlights! Continue reading

Massachusetts Ski Resort Celebrates A Decade Of Wind Energy

On the 10th birthday of its 1.5 MW wind turbine, Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Massachusetts is highlighting what wind power has brought to the table for one of the few resorts in the U.S. powered 100% by renewable energy. Continue reading

August 2017 Newsletter

Turbine Talk: Windustry's August Newsletter  The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind – Come check out the Wind Energy Center This month has us busy preparing for the Wind Energy Center at the Minnesota State Fair! In this newsletter, we highlight a few of our partners and feature a new exhibit we’re super jazzed about – a model electrical grid by Recharge Labs! Continue reading

June 2017 Newsletter

Turbine Talk: Windustry's June Newsletter    Continue reading

Wind and Solar Hybrid Developments - Podcast

This podcast has to do with the emergence of wind and solar hybrid developments, specifically the first one in the United States which is the project in Red Lake Falls, MN.  Dan Juhl is coordinating this first development alongside General Electric and has quite an optimistic vision in regards to the prominence of these hybrid systems in the future.  This is the first in a series of podcasts that Windustry is coming out with.  Follow our soundcloud account for more content updated every week or so.   Continue reading