Presentations

The 2011 Small Wind Conference Presentations

Day One- Tuesday June 14

Keynote address by Randy Udall, Community Office of Resource Efficiency

Session One- Wind Resource and Siting Lessons

Beyond Wind Maps– Improving resource assessment for the small wind community- Steve Woll, Smallwind.com

Small Wind Options at Altus Air Force Base– A comparison of purchased versus collected data- Robi Robichaud, NREL

Montana State University, Great Falls Campus Wind Study- A case study- Mel Lehman, Wind Montana Project Manager

Understanding Power and Yield for Small Wind Turbines– Graeme Allan, Proven Energy

Session Two- Policies That Support Small Wind Installations

LIPA’s Backyard Wind Initiative: Harnessing the wind across Long Island– Pat Dorsch, LIPA

Improving Distributed Wind’s Bottom Line: Comparing policy impacts of turbines from top manufacturers– Heather Rhodes-Weaver, eFormative Options, LLC

Session Three-Reality Check! Legal and Insurance Issues

Lessons Learned in NJ– Roger Dixon, Skylands Renewable Energy, LLC

Lessons Learned in NY– Roy Rakobitsch, Windsine, Inc.

Appropriate Business Structures for Small Wind Installers– Michael Allen, Energy Law Wisconsin

How Do You Insure Your Small Wind Business– Alan Virgil, South Bay Risk Management

Session Four- Results of Short Tower Installations

The Impact of Tower Height on the Installed Cost for Energy for Monopole Towers– Paul Migliore, Anemergonics, LLC

Alfred College Wind Turbine Performance Report– Jeff Stevens, Associate Professor, ASC

Arizona’s Experience With Tower Heights and Siting– Steve Crouch, UniSource Energy Services

The Economic and Educational Value of Small Wind Installations– Jonathan Nieusma, Illinois Wind Energy Association

Session Five- Tower Height Panel Discussion: “It’s the customer’s choice.”

How Tall is Too Tall? Brent Summerville, Technical Director, SWCC

Short Towers Shortchange Customers– Mike Bergey, Bergey Windpower

Tall Towers for Small Wind– David Blittersdorf, Earth Energy Systems

Introducing the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA)

Day Two- Wednesday June 15

Session One- Issues and Solutions

Grading Turbines and their Manufacturers: Results of a Survey of Installers– Mick Sagrillo, Sagrillo Power and Light

Panel of Installers:

Session Two- Turbine Testing and Test Results

Small Wind Testing and Certification– Brent Summerville, Technical Director, SWCC

Design, Construction and Performing Tests at a New Regional Test Center– David Carr, Alternative Energy Institute

Windspot 3.5 Test Results at a French Test Site– Jay Hudnall, Ti’eole – energies eoliennes, France

Small Wind Installations in the US: Things We Found Out the Hard Way- Craig Jones, Gaia Wind

Session Three- Towers and Foundations

Foundation Design Considerations for Small Wind Towers– Dilip Khatri, Khatri International

Towers for Small Wind Turbines– Gunes Demirbas, Valmont

Proposed Design Standard for Towers– Dave Brinker, Rohn Products

Session Four- Reports and Updates

Safety Best Practices for Small Wind Installers- Jenny Heinzen, Lakeshore Technical College

NABCEP Installer Certification and Small Wind Site Assessor Updates– Ezra Auerbach, Executive Director, NABCEP

The Impact of Wisconsin’s Electrical Licensure Law on Wind Turbine Installers– Mike Bernhard, Seventh Generation Energy Systems

Woodland Dunes Bird Study Around the Orion Wind Turbines– Jim Knickelbine, Director, Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve

Session Five- New Small Wind Entries

Sonkyo Energy- Dan Johnson

Viryd Wind Technologies- Marty Price, VP of Engineering

Enertech- Dylan Jones, Sales Manager

Session Six- Small Business Development

The Real Cost of O&M– Kevin Schulte, Sustainable Energy Developments

Building Relationships: How to Create Win/Win Scenarios That Insure a Successful Project– Steve Wilke, Sustainable Energy Developments

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