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Lessons Learned Archives - 2011

The practical experience of communities, individuals, schools, and businesses provides invaluable insight into wind energy deployment. Stories captured in this series cover topics including turbine installation, site assessment, developing county ordinances for wind energy, repowering wind farms, developing and delivering wind energy- related curricula to students, and landing a job in the industry. Here you will find archives of lessons learned from 2011.

October 31, 2011

Establishing a Community College Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

Iowa Lakes Community College is one of the first colleges to earn the AWEA Seal of Approval for wind turbine technician training programs. Wind Powering America interviewed the director of the program and his team about lessons learned while developing their innovative program.

September 06, 2011

Benton County's Wind Energy Ordinance: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

In 2008, Benton County became home to Indiana's first wind farm (and several subsequent projects). Wind Powering America interviewed Benton County government officials about lessons learned while developing their wind energy ordinance.

June 21, 2011

Virginia's First Wind for Schools Project: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

An interview with Remy Luerssen, director of education and outreach at James Madison University's Virginia Center for Wind Energy, about Virginia's first Wind for Schools project.