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Success Stories Archives - 2010

Here you will find archives of Wind Powering America success stories from 2010.

December 21, 2010

WPA Assists Bureau of Land Management Reach Its Renewable Energy Goal: A Wind Powering America Success Story

This is the largest project ever proposed on BLM land and will have an enormous impact in moving the BLM closer to its renewable energy goal of 10,000 MW.

December 15, 2010

Alaska Installs Third Wind for Schools Turbine: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka and the U.S. Coast Guard installed a Skystream 3.7 wind turbine on December 15, 2010.

November 17, 2010

First Georgia Public School Wind Turbine Installed: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Hiawassee, Georgia is no stranger to wind. So when the opportunity arose for Towns County Schools to become the first Georgia public school to install a wind turbine on campus, the board, students, and staff were eager to participate.

October 20, 2010

Nebraska Wind for Schools Project Surpasses Original Goal: A Wind Powering America Success Story

With 21 installations in various development stages, Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project in Nebraska has seen tremendous growth thanks in large part to the efforts of Nebraska Wind for Schools facilitator Dan McGuire to find new funding sources for the projects.

October 14, 2010

Montana State University Wind Application Center Pioneer Installs Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story

As one of the first students to participate in the Wind Application Center at Montana State University, Rubin Meuchel helped plan the installation for a wind turbine on the campus. He also helped install turbines at Livingston High School, Fairfield High School, and the Stanford school district.

September 07, 2010

Montana Wind for Schools Project Adds Six Turbines in Summer 2010: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Hundreds of Montana students will have a new tool to learn about renewable energy when they return to school. Wind turbines were installed at six K-12 schools across the state this summer as part of the Wind powering America's Wind for Schools project.

August 04, 2010

Polar Wind Power Research: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-certified clean energy systems are supplying ice-bound research bases at the bottom of the world with critical power during the frigid darkness of the Antarctic winter.

August 03, 2010

And the Winner Is: Wind Uprising, a Wind Powering America Success Story

Plenty of kudos mark the release of the aptly titled, award-winning documentary Wind Uprising, a half-hour film that tells the story of the journey to develop Utah's first commercial wind project.

August 03, 2010

Supplying Wind in Ohio: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Maintaining an adequate supply chain has been identified as a barrier to wind energy development, yet Ohio has one of the best supply chains in the country when it comes to wind.

July 12, 2010

Boise State University Wind for Schools Graduate Embarks on Renewable Energy Career: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Stephanie Lively, a mechanical engineering major at Boise State University, became involved with Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project as a wind research assistant. She is now employed by REpower as a site assessment engineer in Denver, Colorado.

July 07, 2010

Wind for Schools Turbine Prompts Updated Wind Ordinance for City of Pocatello: A Wind Powering America Success Story

An obstacle to the 2009 Wind for Schools project turbine installation at Pocatello Community Charter School has been removed for some future small wind turbine installations in the community, thanks to an ordinance revision prompted in part by the school's experience.

June 09, 2010

Small Wind Turbines Taking Off

Andy Kruse of Southwest Windpower talks about mass production for small wind turbines, who is buying these systems, and what lies ahead for the small wind industry.

May 17, 2010

Kansas State University Student Receives IEEE Prize and Internship for Wind Applications Center Research: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Mechanical engineering graduate student from Wind Powering America's Wind Applications Center at Kansas State University placed third in the graduate student poster session at the IEEE Power & Energy Society's Transmission & Distribution 2010 Conference.

May 10, 2010

High School Senior Works with Teacher to Keep the School's Wind Turbine Communications System Online: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Ever since Brianna went to the Lincoln/Ellsworth county line and saw the turbines for the first time two years ago, they have completely fascinated her. She's been studying the wind turbine at her school, recording the data, and can't wait to present her project to the community.

May 06, 2010

Teacher and Students Bring Renewables to Utah

Read the story and watch the video of how the "Wind Kids" helped bring a major wind project to their town of Milford, Utah — revitalizing the local economy and providing power to tens of thousands of households in Southern California.

May 04, 2010

Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Targeting students in elementary school through college, participants in Wind for Schools' projects will get a leg up on the competition when competing for green jobs when they graduate.

April 28, 2010

Arkansas Wind Working Group Launches Anemometer Loan Program, Trains University Students for Renewable Energy Workforce: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Anemometer Loan Program helps homeowners with the process of determining whether their site would be good for small wind, and it also trains the future workforce of renewable energy technicians.

April 28, 2010

Arkansas Wind Working Group Launches Tall-Tower Study: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The tall-tower study and the resulting data could encourage future commercial wind energy development in a state that currently has none.

April 28, 2010

Students Vote to Fund Wind Turbine at Appalachian State University: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Appalachian State University student body voted for a $10 annual fee per student to fund renewable energy projects on campus, which resulted in the installation of a 100-kW wind turbine.

April 28, 2010

Arizona Welcomes the Dry Lake Wind Power Project: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The project contributed approximately $110,000,000 to Arizona's economy and will result in annual tax payments of $440,000.

April 28, 2010

Ocean Gate Is First New Jersey Municipality to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The wind turbines are expected to generate 224,000 kWh per year, providing about 80% of the electricity needs for the municipal office building and water treatment plant while reducing annual carbon emissions by 162 tons.

April 28, 2010

Pocatello, Idaho Celebrates Its Wind for Schools Turbine: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Project team members launched a video on YouTube that documents the wind turbine installation process.

April 27, 2010

Kansas State University Wind for Schools Graduate Embarks on Renewable Energy Career: A Wind Powering America Success Story

A recent Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, became involved with Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project while taking a wind engineering course. He is now employed by the Kansas Corporation Commission as an energy engineer.

April 27, 2010

Wind Powering America's Wind Resource Maps Help Launch Indiana's Wind Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Stakeholders, including government officials and wind developers, use the wind resource maps to determine whether and how wind energy can benefit their states and territories and to identify promising project locations.

April 19, 2010

Wind Course in Utah Takes Off: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Three courses trained 32 "wind pioneers" last year. The diverse bunch included stay-at-home moms, biologists, electrical contractors, local government representatives, and an associate dean of a local college.

April 09, 2010

School District Harnesses Wind to Teach Students: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Walsh School District will use a wind turbine to teach students about renewable energy. Teachers are looking forward to using the new 2.4-kilowatt wind turbine that sits behind the high school as a tool to teach students about wind energy technology.