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In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

DOE: Renewable grant program was a big jobs creator
Politico Pro
Some tens of thousands of jobs have been spurred by a $9 billion grant from the Obama administration, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Friday, which concluded that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supported an average of 52,000 to 75,000 construction and installation jobs over the last three years. Read more »

In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

 

Wind Energy Today: A Look at Wind Energy Projects Around the World

TreeHugger.com
With around 239 GW of wind power installed last year globally, the renewable resource is continuing to rise thanks to government incentives and environmental concerns. Read more »

In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

Banding together to get cheaper electricity
The Washington Post, Capital Business
More and more small businesses, nonprofits and community groups are coming together to discuss lower electricity prices, pushing their collective purchasing power as leverage with energy providers. Read more »

Dealer Training: Wrapping Up

An inside look to our Dealer Training course Read more »

Facts, figures and everything in between

An inside look of our Dealer Traning Course

Day four of the March 2012 Dealer Training was a gambit of information. Ross Taylor, training manager for Southwest Windpower instructed his students on how to correctly install a Skystream 3.7™, the electrical considerations to do so, as well as the precautions on how to use a hybrid system off-grid using battery charging installations. Read more »

Raising a Skystream 3.7™? No problem

An inside look of our Dealer Training Course

With the sun shining high against a cloudless blue sky Wednesday, the students of Southwest Windpower's Dealer Training class were energized and eager to combine classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Trenching in snow and mud, Ross Taylor, training manager, lead the class off-campus to disassemble and re-assemble an existing Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7™ installation at a local site. Read more »

Wind 101: wind theory, evaluation and siting

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Wind, solar and diesel: Let the numbers tell you the story

Prof. Paul Wessels, owner of Southwest Windpower’s Whisper 200 (1 KW) and Whisper 500 (3.2 KW) wind turbines, provided the Company his complete system metrics. The two turbines are components of a larger hybrid system that is completed with solar and diesel. Read more »


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