State Fair 2013

Windustry presented the Wind Energy Center at The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair. August 22 - September 2, 2013.

Minnesota State Fair

The Wind Energy Center is an interactive, museum-quality display within the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair, in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Developed and presented by Windustry and partners, it teaches hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans each year about our great wind resource and how wind energy can provide both environmental and economic benefits to Minnesotans. 2013 was the eighth year of the Wind Energy Center, and by most accounts was the best yet, inspiring visitors to actively support and participate in small, midsize, and large wind energy development in Minnesota.

To get a virtual look at what was there click this link.

Over 200,000 fairgoers visited the Wind Energy Center in 2013. They

  • Learned about net metering to produce and sell electricity at their home or farm.
  • Engaged with the interactive exhibits.
  • Had wind energy questions answered by an industry expert.
  • Saw the informative videos.
  • Got their pictures taken.
  • Had fun!



Volunteers play a vital role in making our exhibit a success. Serving as a collective voice for Windustry, volunteers help fairgoers interact with our exhibit and answer questions regarding wind energy. Thanks to all of our 65 volunteers who helped make the Wind Energy Center an Eco Experience last year!

Wind Energy Center 2013 Partners

We can't do it without our partners! Thanks to all of the Wind Energy Center partners who helped make this possible.

Sustaining Partners



Allied Partners







Jeffrey C. Paulson & Associates

EDP Renewables

SMI & Hydraulics