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NDSU Offers Overview of Small Wind Turbines

Extension Service teams offer webcast overview of small wind turbines.

A Feb. 13 webcast sponsored by an eight-state Extension Service team, including North Dakota State University, will give those interested in wind energy an overview of small wind turbines.

""Basics of Farm/Residential Small Wind Turbines"" will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants need a computer with Internet access to take part in the program at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nebraska.

Landowners, business owners, local utility representatives and economic development officials can benefit from the program.

Topics include applications, estimating wind turbine production, policies and economics, the process for installing small wind turbines, small wind system components and technology questions.

The presenter is Antonio C. Jimenez of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory/National Wind Technology Center. Jimenez is a member of the NREL Wind Powering America team. He administers NREL's Native American Anemometer Loan Program and provides analysis assistance to tribes contemplating wind energy projects.

When logging on to the webcast, click on ""click to enter"" under the ""enter as guest"" heading. Insert your name to enter the meeting space. The instructions that detail how to enter the integrated phone audio conference will be on the screen when joining the meeting.

Anytime before the webcast, visit http://breeze.extension.iastate.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to confirm your ability to connect to the virtual meeting room.

To check the audio, connect to an archived web seminar at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p48538028.

Some county NDSU Extension Service offices are hosting this workshop for those that may not have access to a computer. Check with the county office in your area to see if this workshop will be offered.

The webcast is a joint activity of the High Plains Extension Energy Team for Community Development. The team consists of Extension professionals in North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota and Oklahoma.

For more information, contact Cole Gustafson, NDSU biofuels economist, at (701) 231-7096 or cole.gustafson@ndsu.edu.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Cole Gustafson, (701) 231-7096, cole.gustafson@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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