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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!! 


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,  

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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