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Small Wind Conference 2017


  • Crowne Plaza Suites MSP Airport 3 Appletree Square Bloomington, MN, 55425 United States (map)

Session 1A: Innovation!
 

Using Wind Energy on Farms: Michael Reese, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center
 

Hot Water 24/7 from Wind Power: A Practical Reality: O.J. Birkestrand, Rabbit Tool U.S.A., Inc  
 

Session 1B: Blowing Children's Minds
 

K-12 Wind Activities and Successful Partnerships with Companies: Michael Arquin, KidWind Project & Recharge Labs  
 

Wind, Pyramids & Obelisks: Building Ancient Monuments Using Wind: Dr. Maureen Clemmons, Transformations

Social and Competitive Games in Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Bergey Windpower!! 
 

Posters:
 

Community Financing for Small & Distributed Wind Projects: Dan Lemberg, WindShare
 

Development of a System to Optimize Wind Farm Layout: Rafael Valotta Rodrigues, University of Denver PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering  
 

Tuesday, April 11 
 

Keynote Speaker: Paul Gipe, wind-works.org  
 

SESSION 2: Lab Blab and (leading edge) Red Tape 
 

Distributed Wind Markets: Where Policy, Wind, and Electricity Costs Meet:Alice Orrell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What Are Codes and Why Do They Matter to Small Wind?: Eileen Prado, ICC-Small Wind Certification Council

When the Wind Blows: Renewable Energy Risk Management Strategies: Ryan Gilway, HUB International Midwest Limited

NEC 2017 Updates: Robert Preus, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

SWC Awards Ceremony and Lunch
 

SESSION 3: Manufacturer's Updates
 

It's a New Day - Introducing the Bergey Excel 15: Mike Bergey, Bergey Windpower
 

APRS World's Wind Turbines for Cold Dark Places: 2017 Edition: James Jarvis, APRS World
 

Active Furling Control of Small Wind Turbines: Art Weaver, Weaver Wind Energy

Creating a Sustainable Renewable Energy Market: Richard Caldow, Kingspan Wind

Hybrid Off-Grid Systems with Primus Wind Power: Ken Kotalik, Primus Wind Power
 

SESSION 4: Freaks and Geeks 
 

Advantages and Trade-offs with Active Rectifiers for Small Wind Turbines: Lane Woodland, Techknowledge LLC
 

Internet of Things Monitoring and Control of a VAWT Array: Robert Wills, Intergrid
 

SESSION 5: How to Build a Successful Small Wind Turbine Future
 

Wind Resource Assessment: Heidi Tinnesand, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Market Research and Models from NREL: Suzanne Tegen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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