Some of our AEI staff, including Mathilde and David (two French interns), will be attending the Texas renewable conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. David Carr, the Assistant Director of AEI will be giving a speech at the conference. join us! for more information click here
When: Sunday, November 6 – 9, 2011
Where: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
The 27th annual Texas renewable energy conference is a priority. No other Texas renewable energy conference provides the nexus between all of the industry sectors, crucial government agencies and public institutions this conference affords.
Texas A&M’s AgriLife has a great write-up our own Dr. Vaughn Nelson and the future of Wind Energy…
Texas farmers and ranchers likely will see more opportunities come about in the future when it comes to wind energy, according to a Texas A&M System expert.
Dr. Vaughn Nelson, professor emeritus and director of the Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A&M University, predicts small wind systems, those that produce one kilowatt up to 100 kilowatts or more, will receive more interest in the future when it comes to generating power for the farm and ranch, as well as tapping into potential power markets.
“My personal opinion is we may see in the future a farmer or rancher go to a banker some day and say they want to finance a wind turbine just like they would a farm implement,” Nelson said. “They would pay that off in five to seven years, (then be in a profitable situation.)”
Nelson was a panel speaker recently at the Texas/European Union Wind Energy Symposium sponsored by the European Union Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. Co-sponsors included Texas AgriLife Research.
Read the rest (and watch the video!) here!
AEI’s Ken Starcher is gone this week at the WEATS symposium. The Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium (WEATS) is an internationally acclaimed workshop on wind energy first launched in 1988.
Designed for project planners, developers, utility officials, and engineers directly involved with energy projects within the Native American community, training will be held at three venues this year, Albuquerque, NM; Rapid City, SD; Portland, OR.
If you’re interested, you may want to check out AEI’s galleries of previous WEATS here.