|Council Bluffs – On the Farm|
|Frank (right) discussing WTG transport and installation with a Barnhart Sales rep (www.barnhartrenewables.com)|
Brian Kuhn of Aeronautica Windpower (Right) takes a moment to pose for the camera. Aeronautica (http://aeronauticawind.com/aw/index.html) has begun shipment of their “Made in USA” 750 kW turbine to community wind projects across the country.
|Brian Kuhn (right) of Aeronautica|
How quiet is a wind turbine?
|One of the booth rows at AWEA Distributed Wind Energy Conference|
|Start-up Japanese turbine manufacturer Tomo Wind Energy booth|
Mike Kelly of Nordic WindPower took some time out of his crazed schedule to discuss their 2-blade 1 MW turbine, their next generation 1 MW turbine (due out in 2013), their Corporate HQ move to Kansas City and the powering of broadcast transmission facilities with wind energy.
|Mike Kelly of Nordic WindPower|
|Sepstar 450 watt wind turbine integrated into hybrid LED street light|
While Frank was off speaking to a Department of Energy rep regarding their renewable energy research programs, I stopped by the Bergey WindPower booth and spoke to Britton Rife about their new Excel 5 (http://www.bergey.com/) and the application of small wind turbines at low power TV and radio transmission sites.
|Vbine 5 kW broadcast tower mounted VAWT|
Following our visit to the show and a quick conversation with NREL’s finest, Trudy Forsyth, we hit the road to Ames, Iowa to meet with Iowa State University and to talk about their renewable energy program.
A lot of driving, but a very productive week.
For more on our research: www.BroadcastWind.com