Proposals & Presentations Accepted for 5th Annual Small Wind Conference June 16-17, 2009

smallwindsponsorsweb100Mick Sagrillo, organizer of the 5th Annual Small Wind Conference on June 16-17, 2009 in Stevens Point, WI, is now accepting proposals and presentations for it.  Sagrillo says presentations should be limited to no more than 15 minutes, with an additional five minutes for Q&A.  “We’d like to see three presentations/hour,” says Sagrillo.  Small wind is defined as 1 kW up to 100 kW.

Presentation categories are not yet finalized.  However, presentations being considered include the following areas:

  • Manufacturer updates: what’s working, what’s not, what is being encountered in the field and how is it being resolved;
  • Turbine testing and results, including measurement and verification programs;
  • Resource monitoring and siting lessons;
  • Installer issues, including successful and problem installations, barriers encountered (interconnection, insurance, zoning) and how resolved; and
  • Anything else that might be of value to small wind installers, manufacturers, dealers, public benefits programs, or owners.

The preference is for ‘experience-based’ presentations.  Experience with data is preferred.

Please submit proposals to Mick Sagrillo at msagrillo@wizunwired.net by March 7th.  “We will get the proposals out to the advisory committee for discussion and decision.  We’ll get back on accepted presentations in a few weeks so presenters have adequate time to prepare their presentations,” says Sagrillo.

Presentations for or pending for AWEA or ASES conferences are also acceptable.

Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Small Wind Conference should contact Kirsten at the MREA for details at kirsten@the-mrea.org

For more information, contact Mick Sagrillo at msagrillo@wizunwired.net, or by phone at
(920) 837-7523