12 Jul 2011 09:07:49
Endurance's Brennen McLean to co-chair AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference
Endurance senior sales director to lead small wind interests for the event
Vancouver, BC July 11th2011 – Endurance Wind Power is proud to announce that senior sales director Brennen McLean has been selected as co-chair of the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) upcoming 2011 Small and Community Wind Conference and Exhibition.
This marks the first time in the three year history of the event that both the AWEA and the Distributed Wind Energy Association will collaborate to organize it. The conference will be held from September 15 to 17th in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Events Center and is predicting that over 100 exhibitors and 1,000 visitors will attend. Participants in the show include turbine manufacturers, dealers and installers, agricultural professional groups and associations, rural institutions and farmers. With distributed and community wind tracks, the event focuses on a wide variety of turbine sizes and project types, ranging from sub 1 kW residential turbines and mid-sized turbines providing power cost savings to farmers, to small, community-owned wind farms. The small wind tracks of the show will be organized by Brennen, while Kevin Schulte of Sustainable Energy Developments, the other co-chair for the show, will attend to the community wind tracks.
"AWEA is so excited to host its third Small and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition in Des Moines, this year, working in collaboration with the Distributed Wind Energy Association", said AWEA CEO Denise Bode. "The leaders of the distributed and community wind energy sectors will meet in Iowa to advance and build upon their existing business and policy successes. In 2009, the distributed wind industry grew by 15 percent, and we hope to continue to nurture that growth here, from within a state that has been a national leader in wind energy development, leading the way for an industry that has contributed 35 percent of the country's new electric generation over the last four years."
"This show is a once-a-year opportunity for the distributed and community wind folks to gather and discuss this ever-evolving industry. It will provide the platform to share success stories and challenges in the market, witness emerging technologies, and develop new business relationships to progress the future of the industry. This year, we've also added some new, exciting educational programs on the Saturday targeted towards rural institutions, commercial agricultural folks and individual homeowners to help remove the mystery around distributed and community wind. We want our show attendees to leave on Saturday with a very clear idea about how wind can be put to work for their benefit," said Brennen McLean, senior sales director at Endurance Wind Power.
In 2009, the number of total small wind turbines installed accounted for a total capacity of 100 MW. Since 1980, there have been an estimated 100,000 small wind units sold in the United States.
Endurance Wind Power is a manufacturer of advanced small wind turbines from 5 to 50kW in size, designed specifically for distributed wind power applications. Their line of modern, induction-based wind turbines brings efficient, reliable, safe and quiet, renewable energy within reach of homeowners, farmers, businesses and institutions across North America, the United Kingdom and an expanding global market.
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