Topic #1: U.S. Small Wind Market Report: 144,000 Turbines Deployed
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
11:00 – 12:00 MTN, (or 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern time)
Windustry invites you to attend a free webinar examining the market for clean, affordable, homegrown wind energy and recent growth in sales, capacity and incentives for small wind turbines (up to 100 kW) powering homes, farms and businesses.
This is the first in a series of free webinars funded by the DOE Wind Powering America Initiative. The presentations are focused on answering questions from the general public, local officials, state and Federal regulators, permitting officials, facility siting officials, state and Federal policy makers and others interested in small and community wind development.
America’s small wind turbine industry saw substantial growth in 2010, highlighted by a 26 percent expansion in the market for small wind systems with 25.6 megawatts (MW) of capacity added, as well as a robust increase in sales revenue. Nearly 8,000 small wind units were sold last year, totaling $139 million in sales. The U.S. small wind industry represents an estimated 1,500 full-time equivalent jobs. Small wind turbines manufactured in North America typically incorporated 80-percent domestic content.
With small wind scaling up during the last few years, its benefits are becoming more noticeable. Growth in 2010 pushed cumulative sales in the United States to an estimated 179 MW of capacity—a total that reaches well into the range of many utility-scale wind farms. As a result, small wind is having a positive impact on the environment, as installations now annually displace 161,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. That is the equivalent of taking 28,000 cars off the road.
The webinar speakers will discuss:
- Market Highlights
- Federal & State Incentives
- Small Wind Market Drivers
- Distinguishing Product Features
- Economic Value of Small Wind
- 2010 Developments & Challenges
- Industry Perspectives
There is no need to sign up in advance.
1-888-469-0883 (toll free) or 1-517-308-9044
Enter the participant passcode: 6252105
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Conference number: PW2406963
Participant passcode: 625210