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A history of the American wind charger industry
http://windcharger.org/
According to the site, "This site was put together by a group of wind enthusiasts to share a good story. In our travels, we have collectively accumulated an interesting array of historical information which we want to share with all to preserve this part of our common history and to educate about new possibilities in the future."
American Wind Energy Association
http://www.awea.org/
App State (Boone, NC) Wind Energy Site
http://wind.appstate.edu/
BC Hydro Wind Monitoring
http://www.bchydro.com/environment/greenpower/greenpower1764.html
Data: 10-minute average wind speed and direction, the standard deviation for both wind speed and direction, the 10-minute maximum wind speed, and air temperature, all for several locations in each of several regions of British Columbia.
Bergey Windpower Co., small wind turbines
http://www.bergey.com/
CapeWind Project
http://www.capewind.org/
Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY
http://www.clinton.edu/
Clinton Community College, in Plattsburgh, NY, offers an associate's degree in wind energy and turbine technology, and a one year certificate for a wind turbine service technician.
Danish Wind Industry Association - Guided Tour
http://www.windpower.org/composite-85.htm
This is a quite detailed review of the science and engineering behind wind-power, starting with the origins of wind.
Electric Pinwheels LLC
http://electricpinwheels.com/
This Windsor NY company sells anemometers, small wind turbines, and small solar and wind electricity collection systems.
Endless Energy Corporation : Maine & Vermont ...
http://www.endlessenergy.com/
Endless Energy proposes two wind farms in southern Vermont and western Maine, and has been involved in experimenting with wind power in Maine since the 1980s.
Etesian Technologies -- self-powered anemometers
http://www.etesian-tech.com/
A Massachusetts company that offers remote anemometers that run on wind power and send data to wireless receivers that can save to USB drives.
Evergreen Wind Power
http://www.evergreenwindpower.com/index.htm
These are the wind-power experts in Maine. It might be interesting to talk to their anemometry manager about the wind resource around ME and their methods.
FirstLook Online Power Assessment and Feasibility Tool
http://firstlook.3tiergroup.com/
Map-based tool for finding windy areas and viability of wind power at a certain location. A first look is free, then there's a fee for site-specific data.
firstwind
http://www.firstwind.com/
Formerly UPC Wind, operating wind farms in Maine and Hawaii (2010). The site includes a media center with videos about wind.
Hull Wind
http://hullwind.org/
Show your students one of New England's great firsts: a municipally owned wind power plant near Boston Harbor. A Vestas 660 kW turbine sits next to the High School, a 1.5 MW turbine on the landfill. The organizers have a sincere interest in education.
Inspeed-Inexpensive anemometers and vanes
http://inspeed.com/
Inspeed's Vortex wind speed anemometer is made from a bicycle-computer. You can purchase an anemometer together with software for logging the data. Recommended by Michael at KidWind.
Kalamazoo Valley (MI) Community College Wind Energy Tech
http://www.kvcc.edu/
KVCC offers a certificate for technicians, certifying their ability to work on wind turbines.
KidWind Challenge
http://www.kidwind.org/challenge/
Annual event where students in middle school and high school design table-top wind turbines and bring them to compete with others from a geographical area. Like Junior Solar Sprint.
KidWind Project, The
http://kidwind.org/
The KidWind Project trains middle school teachers to generate meaningful curriculum around designing and building effective, tabletop, electric wind turbines. KidWind offers workshops, kits, information, and ideas for teaching about wind energy. Its curriculum is excellent for teaching engineering design. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.
MadgeTech Dataloggers--Anemometer
http://www.madgetech.com/dynamic_site/view_accessory.php?itemnumber=ANEMOMETER
MadgeTech builds and sells professional dataloggers. They sell an anemometer to go with their pulse-loggers (high frequency event counters).
Magenn Power Air Rotor System
http://www.magenn.com/
A helium balloon, with wind-powered rotors, tethered by the same cable that carries electrical energy back to Earth. Lots of FAQ listed on the web site.
Mesabi Range Comm & Tech College Wind Prog Eleveth MN
http://mesabi.windenergy.project.mnscu.edu
Mesabi Range College, featuring curriculum for wind and renewable energy education, announced in 2010 that it has received a used Vestas V-27 wind turbine generator which the Wind Energy Technology students will refurbish and install on campus. Their program offers:
*Faculty and guest speakers with wind industry experience. *Learning opportunities throughout the year at Minnesota Power's Taconite Ridge Wind Energy Center.
*Utility scale wind turbine components (Clipper 2.5MW) donated by US manufacturer Clipper Windpower.
*Learning opportunities at Clipper Windpower's wind component factory in Iowa.
*Industry leading curriculum, such as condition based monitoring.
*Mandatory wind industry internships, many leading to future employment.
*A strong advisory team that includes a utility, a manufacturer, and a large scale power ponsumer.
*Credit for prior learning for military veterans.
Monitor Current Conditions in Nantucket Sound
http://capewind.whgrp.com/
Cape Wind has erected a meteorological data tower on Horseshoe Shoal, in Nantucket Sound.
National Renewable Energy Lab Map of RE Resources
http://mapserve2.nrel.gov/website/Resource_Atlas/viewer.htm
This interactive GIS-based map allows you to see layers of interesting data for resources of renewable energy in America.
Natural Energy Sources, Clean Energy Ideas
http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/
This is a broad informational site about solar, geothermal, wind, and other energy technologies. The site is also gathering links to installers in several countries.
NWCC - National Wind Coordinating Committee
http://www.nationalwind.org/
US organization concerned with issues of wind siting, wildlife, business, and policy.
Real-Time San Francisco Bay Wind Pattern (Streaklines)
http://sfports.wr.usgs.gov/wind/streaklines.shtml
Java-based animation of wind flow around San Francisco Bay, California.
Renewable Energy World-RE News and Information
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/
News, blogs, podcasts, and opinions about the renewable energy industry. Formerly renewableenergyaccess.com.
Renewable Resource Data Center
http://rredc.nrel.gov/
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory maintains sets of data on renewable resources, e.g. sunlight falling on the US in a 10km-resolution grid.
Roping The Wind
http://ropingthewind.org/
Wyoming isn't all coal and natural gas, you know.
School Power...Naturally
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Communities-and-Governments/K-12-Schools/School-Power-Naturally
School Power Naturally is a set of curriculum to accompany the installation of PV power on 50 schools in New York State. Resources include wind and solar lessons.
Editor's note: The URL for this resource changes often. If you find our current listing doesn't work, please search for "school power naturally". For bonus points, please report the new URL to us.
Solar Now, Inc.
http://www.solarnow.org/
This site at Beverly High School in Beverly, MA offers tours of its solar and wind plant.
Tangarie Alternative Power
http://www.tangarie.com/
American maker of GUS, a vertical axis wind turbine. take a close look at the claims on their product description.
Tassa GmbH
http://www.tassa.de/en/index.html
A renewable energy company in Wolfsburg, Germany, making vertical axis wind turbines around 5kW.
Texas Tech U. Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/weweb/
A research center for studying the science and engineering of wind and wind power. They are involved in educational partnerships for K-12 students also.
The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory
http://www.ceere.org/rerl/
This lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has been studying wind energy for decades. The site hosts many informative brochures and data about renewable energy.
The Wind: Our Fierce Friend
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/energy/wind.html
TrueWinds: New York
http://www.abacuswave.com/truewind/
UPC Wind Partners, LLC
http://www.upcgroup.org/index.htm
This Massachusetts wind-power business plans and operates dozens of wind power plants around the US.
US Dept. of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
http://www4.eere.energy.gov/wind/windcompetition/
Undergraduate students plan, design, build, test, and present a wind turbine using market data. In 2014, ten colleges from the U.S. were selected to participate in the competition.
Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative at James Madison U.
http://vwec.cisat.jmu.edu/k12education.html
Field trips, classroom visits, activities, teacher workshops, and more about wind and renewable energy.
Virtual Sustainable Energy Science Lab
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/221/57/23
Our agents Windy Schor and Solar Sierra explore wind and solar energy in Second Life, an online, virtual world. They inhabit the island Etopia, shared with others considering green visions of the future.
Weather Shop
http://www.weathershop.com/
Anemometers and other data-logging measurement devices for weather.
Weather Underground: NE Wind Map
http://maps.wunderground.com/US/Region/Northeast/2xWindSpeed.html
See a snapshot of wind velocities in the Northeast. You can watch an animation of hourly snapshots over the past day.
Welcome to NewWind Energy
http://www.newwindenergy.com/
William Kamkwamba's Malawi Windmill Blog
http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/
William Kamkwamba due to inspiration from a book, hand-built an electricity-generating wind turbine near his home in Malawi. This blog chronicles William's efforts to electrify his home and also to help educate the world about wind power..
Wind Energy: Danish Wind Industry Association
http://www.windpower.org/
Their online Wind Energy Manual reviews basic science and engineering of wind-powered electricity.
Wind Power from Wind Turbines
http://windturbine.me/
Interesting conglomeration of information and advocacy for wind power in the US.
Wind Power in Ipswich?
http://www.town.ipswich.ma.us/ub/wind/wind.htm
Wind Rising at Clinton CC, Plattsburgh, New York
http://www.clinton.edu/windrising/
Wind Rising is a week-long, summer training program for wind industry professionals. The wind lab at Clinton Community College is equipped with advanced training simulators. Trainees troubleshoot and practice repairing turbines in our labs, with experienced faculty by their side. A portion of the week-long program includes Safety at Height and Rescue Certification. Become Ropeworks-certified by their official, certified instructor.
Wind with Miller v3.0
http://www.windpower.org/en/kids/index.htm
Wind-opoly
http://store.kidwind.org/catalog/windopoly
Like the game Monopoly, this game was developed by science teachers for exploring the economy of wind power.
Wind-Works by Paul Gipe
http://www.wind-works.org/
Paul Gipe is a speaker, tester, and author in wind energy.
WindAid
http://www.windaid.org
WindAid provides volunteer projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. School and educational programs, corporate programs and programs for youth organizations can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.
WindWise Education
http://windwiseeducation.org/
A curriculum for 6-12 grade education, including how wind power works, siting, wildlife issues, and more.
Women of Wind Energy
http://womenofwindenergy.org/
From their web site:Women of Wind Energy promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong, diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.
Zilkha Renewable Energy
http://www.zilkha.com/forteacherskidsconsumers.asp

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Wind Wisdom
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