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Image via WikipediaThere’s a lot of volatility in the wind industry at the moment. In the U.S., the production tax credit (PTC) is set to expire at the end of 2012, and there’s a general lack of federal policy to support wind energy development.

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We all understand intellectually that companies, products and methods are constantly being replaced by more effective alternatives. (Economist Joseph Schumpeter famously described this as a process of creative destruction.) But exactly how do you keep ahead of this process consistently? Designing, managing and implementing your innovation process to meet (or...

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Mini. (Photo credit: Travis Isaacs)In my last post I talked about progress manufacturers have made in reducing the capital costs of turbines. Also last month, Larry Jacobs talked in his interview about the benefits of preventative turbine maintenance.

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Evan Osler, lidar sales lead at NRG Systems

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It’s déjà vu all over again.  Once again, political shortsightedness threatens to stifle a booming wind industry just as it did 30 years ago. Looking Back In the 1970’s there were two major oil shocks which spurred significant federal R&D investment in renewable energy technologies, and encouraged Congress to put...

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Each spring since 2005, WoWE has awarded fellowships to women college students or recent graduates, allowing them to attend the WINDPOWER conference, all expenses paid. At this all-important conference, WoWE Fellows learn about current wind issues and technology, and can connect with potential mentors and employers.

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