Distributed Wind Energy
Distributed wind energy systems provide clean, renewable electricity for on-site use while providing jobs and contributing to energy security for homes, farms, schools, factories, private and public facilities, distribution utilities, and remote locations.
Workshop participants will learn about choosing a good site for a distributed wind project, case studies of successful projects, opportunities in the region for distributed wind, technical aspects of the technology and a guide to choosing a turbine. We will visit a 100 kW Northwind 100 on the campus of ASU as part of this workshop.
Cost: $200 (lunch included)
ASU Student Cost: $160
Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Katherine Harper Hall -Room 17, 397 Rivers Street (also site visit to Broyhill Wind Turbine)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Continuing Education Credits Offered: 5 LU
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion
Brent Summerville is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Appropriate Technology from Appalachian State University (ASU). He gained experience with small wind turbines while serving as the manager of the ASU Small Wind Research & Demonstration Site on Beech Mountain. Brent now serves as the Technical Director of the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) and is the President of Summerville Wind & Sun Inc.
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University