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Distributed Energy in the News

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Obama Agrees: Wind Generators Make More That Just Energy
eMarine Systems, a Southwest Windpower master distributor, is benefiting from this new interest in wind generators. President Obama visited the highly endorsed Southwest Windpower in Flagstaff, AZ because they are the largest worldwide manufacturer of small wind generators (100 KW and below). It is difficult to truly appreciate how emerging technologies impact our economy. Read more »

Distributed Energy in the News

A Web Tool For All You Need To Know About Small Wind Energy
A national laboratory has rolled out a website for policy makers and consumers who want to learn about the incentives and finances of installing wind turbines that are designed for the backyard instead of a wind farm.

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Elektrilevi Estonia approves Skystream 3.7 wind turbine for grid use

Elektrilevi logoEstonia has just joined the growing number of countries permitting electric grid connection for Skystream 3.7 wind turbines. Read more »

Why the Skystream Hybrid 6 rocks [video]

Combined output of 3.8 kW delivers up to 700 kWh per month*

It may seem like wind energy and solar power are individual methods to produce energy. Aside from common misconceptions that you can either use only one or the other, the notion is entirely false. In fact, with energy being produced from both renewable sources, the more energy you have as an end result. Plus, when the sun sets, the wind blows. It is the best of both worlds. Read more »

In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

U.S. Dept. of Energy
Pennsylvania Wind for Schools Project Celebrates its First Wind Turbine Installation and Welcomes Three New Host Schools
The Pennsylvania Wind for Schools project, coordinated by Penn State University, is celebrating its first wind turbine installation at one of its host schools, Northwestern Area School District in Albion, Pennsylvania, just outside of Erie. Read more »

In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

Bloomberg News
International Renewables Agency Hires Masdar Power Head Wouters
The International Renewable Energy Agency appointed as deputy director general Frank Wouters, formerly head of the power unit at Abu Dhabi’s government-owned low-emissions project Masdar.

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In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

France seen turning to renewables in policy shake-up
France’s government begins a review of the world’s most nuclear-dependent country’s energy policy on Friday, strongly in support of its small and ailing renewable sector.

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KidWind—A Clean Energy Science Movement [with video]

This week in Shoot the Breeze and throughout the academic school year, Southwest Windpower will feature KidWind, a movement that introduces windKidWind into our nation's classrooms. By bringing renewable technologies into the hands of our youth, we can ensure the growth of green careers and the economy.

Check back often to see what's new from KidWind! Read more »

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