2016 Small Wind Conference

The 2015 Small Wind Conference Presentations

Keynote Speaker by Roger Dixon, Skylands Renewable Energy

Session 1: New Wind Technology—Turbines
Moderator: Brent Summerville
Weaver Wind Energy, Concept to Reality in 5 Years-  Art Weaver, Weaver Wind
Digital Turbine in an Analog World, T701 Improvement-   Tony Nuzzo, Pika Energy
Ghrepower TurbinesChris Zhao, Enwind

Session 2: New Wind Technology—Bits & Pieces
Moderator: Roy Butler
Slip Synchronous PMG-   Ernie Aylward, Stellenbosch Wind
Getting High: Lighter, Taller, Monopole Towers-   Tim Olsen, AnemErgonics
Zero Contact TransmissionBill Higdon, Windtech

Session 3: Compliance Ain’t Optional
Moderator: Jenny Heinzen
Acoustic Performance Testing on Small Wind TurbinesByron Neal, UL
Compliance Ain’t OptionalRob Wills, Intergrid
IEEE1547: Change is Coming—Will you be Ready?Robert Preus, NREL

Session 4: What’s Working; What Needs Work Moderator: Mick Sagrillo
Northwest Wind Center’s Permitting ToolkitMia Devine, NW SEED
Getting Involved- Farmer/Consumer Turns Maintainer- Phil Coombe, NY system owner
Adventures in Wind System Grounding—Tales From AfieldRoy Butler, Four Winds
What’s New in Wind Site Assessments & Technology Charles Newcomb, Endurance 

Day Two • Wednesday, June 17

Session 5: SMART Wind—Reducing Installed Costs
Moderator: Trudy Forsyth
Installation Videos- Brent Summerville, Technical Co-Lead
SMART Wind Consortium Project Introduction- Trudy Forsyth, Technical Lead
An Installer Project Manager’s Perspective- Roger Dixon, Support Structure Lead

Session 6: Manufacturer Updates
Moderator: Brent Summerville
Northern Power, Commercial DW and Community WindDarrin Russell, NPS
Endurance Wind Power- New Lessons, New ProductsCharles Newcomb, Endurance
Small Wind, Alive and WellMike Bergey, Bergey Wind Power

Session 7: Off-Grid Applications
Moderator: Ian Woofenden
Comparing WT10 Performance: Tower vs. Building MountedJames Jarvis, APRS World
TriStar High-Voltage MPPT Controllers for Small WindDouglas Grubbs, Morningstar
MidNite Classic/Clipper Combo for WindRyan Stankevitz, MidNite Solar
Homebuilt & Off-Grid in NebraskaDan Bartmann & Roy Rakobitsch
Hybrid Off-Grid TelecommChris Mishmash, Copper Valley Telecom

Session 8: Happening SWT Projects
Moderator: Trudy Forsyth
An overview of DOE Distributed Wind Program Bret Barker- New West Technologies
Preview of the 2014 Distributed Wind Market ReportAlice Orrell, PNNL
US Support for Distributed Wind Technology ImprovementsKarin Sinclair, NREL
Distributed Wind Market Diffusion Model ResultsRobert Preus, NREL
Lessons from a Small Wind Trial in IrelandNiall McMahon, Trinity College Dublin
Virginia Wind for Schools—A New DirectionJonathan Miles, James Madison Univ.

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