Minnesota State Fair Featuring Wind Energy

John Davis

Minnesota State FairVisitors to the Minnesota State Fair (now through Sept. 3rd) are able to take in an exhibit featuring wind energy.

St. Paul-based WindLogics is supporting Windustry’s – a non-profit organization working to increase community-based wind energy opportunities for rural landowners and communities – 2007 Wind Energy Center at the fair’s EcoExperience Building. This article on Renewable Energy Access.com says people from the company will be on hand to present wind energy information and answer the public’s questions:

“We believe public outreach is essential for maintaining the momentum of wind development within the state. WindLogics participated in the center in 2006, and we appreciate the opportunity to support Windustry in its efforts for 2007,” says Lee Alnes, WindLogics Vice President and General Manager.

The Minnesota Wind Maps developed by WindLogics for the Minnesota Department of Commerce will be a central feature of the WindLogics exhibit. The maps display average annual wind speeds at 30, 80 and 100 meters above ground level, along with wind turbine capacity factors and energy production for a typical 1.65 MW wind turbine. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the maps and wind resource assessment as it relates to wind farm development.

Check it out between grabbing a candied apple and hitting the midway!