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Extension Webcast Offers Overview of Small Wind Turbines

Isabel Dakotan of Isabel, South Dakota

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A Feb. 13th webcast sponsored by an eight-state Extension team including the SDSU Extension Service will give those interested in wind energy an overview of small wind turbines.

"Basics of Farm/Residential Small Wind Turbines" is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. MT. Participants just need a computer with Internet access to take part in the program at http://connect/ex-tension.iastate/edu/nebraska.

Land owners, business owners, local utility representatives and economic development officials all 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, simply click on "Click to Enter" under the "Enter as Guest" heading. Enter name to enter the meeting space. The instructions that detail how to join the integrated phone audio conference will be on the screen when joining the meeting.

Anytime before the webcast, visit to confirm ability to connect to the virtual meeting room. To check the audio, connect to an archived web seminar at

The Dewey County Extension office will be hosting a site for viewing this workshop at the Timber Lake Activity Center starting at 10:00 AM MT. There is also a group working on getting a site lined up in Eagle Butte for viewing the webcast.

The webcast is a joint activity of the High Plains Extension Energy Team for Community Development. The High Plains Community Resource Development Energy Team consists of extension professionals in an eight-state High Plains region, including North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota and Oklahoma.

For more information you can contact the Dewey County Extension Office at 865-3652.

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Original Publication Date: February 5, 2009

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