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Small Wind Conference 2010 draws engaged crowd
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Windustry E-Newsletter
July 2010
Register now for Community Wind Across America in Denver, Colorado
A Community and Small Wind conference for the Rocky Mountain region and surrounding states.
Register for CWAA

Windustry is pleased to announce that EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is open for he Community Wind Across America conference in Denver, Colorado.

This two-day conference promises practical information specific on how to advance opportunities for locally-owned clean energy production and rural economic development through Community Wind and Small Wind development.

WHEN: October 26-27, 2010
WHERE: Renaissance Denver Hotel, Denver, Colorado


What is Community Wind Across America?

Community Wind Across America is a series of regional conferences on Community Wind and Small Wind, presented by Windustry with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. Scheduled events in 2010 include the Rocky Mountain, Midwestern, and Eastern regions.

Who should attend Community Wind Across America for the Rocky Mountain Region?

All who are interested in developing Wind Energy in the Rocky Mountain Region, including farmers, ranchers, rural landowners, economic development professionals, elected officials, business leaders, tribal representatives, investors, bankers, town planners, community leaders.

What to expect:

  • Learn what Community Wind and Small Wind can mean to your community
  • Hear from wind experts knowledgeable on wind development in the Region, and those who have developed community and small wind projects.
  • Meet potential business colleagues and project financiers.
  • Shop the extensive wind industry exhibit floor.

What is Community Wind?

Community wind energy projects come in many shapes and sizes, all sharing significant elements of local ownership and participation (public or private). This new economic opportunity for rural communities can build support for renewable energy in general while maximizing the local economic benefits of wind energy development.

What is Small Wind?

Small Wind turbines have rated capacities of 100 kilowatts and less. They produce clean, emissions-free power for individual homes, farms, and small businesses. The U.S. leads the world in the production of small wind turbines and the market is expected to continue strong growth through the next decade.

Read More on the Windustry website.

Small Wind Conference 2010 draws engaged group
Colleagues shared information and a festive time at the best attended annual conference to date.

Windustry served as the organizing partner for the sixth annual Small Wind Conference, held this past June in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. More than 364 small wind systems and business colleagues attended from across the United States, as well as Mexico, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.

Guests at the Small Wind Conference

A keynote address kicked off the two-day event, given by Larry Flowers, National Wind Technology Center Principal Project Leader at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Guests then enjoyed networking opportunities and presentations covering relevant and timely topics for policy analysts, manufacturers, and installers.

The conference wrapped up in Pfiffner Park on the beautiful Wisconsin Riverfront at a barbeque, sponsored by Bergey Windpower.

Read More on the Windustry website.
Promote wind energy at the Minnesota State Fair
Our volunteers serve a vital role in bringing the Wind Energy Center to life

Join Windustry in the Eco Experience Building at the Minnesota State Fair, August 26-September 6, 2010.

Windustry's Wind Energy Center is one of many vibrant and exciting exhibits within the Eco Experience. The exhibit offers museum-quality displays providing facts, information, and opportunities for individual actions related to wind power.

Volunteer sign up

Our volunteers serve a vital role in bringing the Wind Energy Center to life.
  • Serve as a collective voice for sustainable, responsible wind development in Minnesota.
  • Help fair goers interact with the exhibit.
  • Answer questions related to wind energy.
  • Enjoy meeting the wide variety of people who are drawn into Eco Experience.
Volunteers are invited to attend a training session to learn the basics of wind energy.

All volunteers receive a ticket to the fair and a free t-shirt. Registration forms must be returned by Friday August 13, 2010. Volunteer time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteer of Windustry

Read More on the Windustry website.

The man who wrote these words was born in Scotland; walked 1000 miles in 1867 and wrote a book about it (one of 12 books); founded one of the most influential environmental organizations of our times; and has had dozens of national monuments, parks and trails and schools dedicated to his honor. Who is the writer?

The substance of the winds
is too thin for human eyes,
their written language
is too difficult for human minds,
and their spoken language,
mostly too faint for the ears.

Find out at Windspiration
On the Windustry Trail...

Windustry staff have been busy working on Community Wind:
    Windustry exhibit
  • We attended PennFuture's 2010 Annual Clean Energy Conference: "Rebuilding our Economy and Creating Jobs," to help celebrate a decade of progress for clean energy in Pennsylvania and hear about new policies and technologies in the area.

    • OF NOTE: Pennsylvania is the site of the Community Wind Across America conference for the Eastern Region. November 30 - December 1, 2010 at Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel,  State College, Pennsylvania. Read more.

  • We lead a breakout session entitled "Helping you make community wind happen," at the Illinois Wind Working Group's 4th Annual Conference: " Advancing Wind Power in Illinois 2010" in Peoria, IL.

  • We organized and produced the Sixth Annual Small Wind Conference in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, working with the Small Wind Conference Committee.  The Conference was extremely successful with 360 participants and a dynamic Exhibitor Hall.

  • We attended the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Conference in Charlestown, South Carolina.