A new wind energy exhibit and daily presentations about how to make wind work on your house, farm, business or in your local community are coming to the August 7-9, 2012 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
The Distributed Wind Energy Association is bringing a group of manufacturers of wind turbines suitable for farm, residential and community use to the Northeast's largest outdoor agricultural trade show.
Representatives will be present from various wind turbine manufacturers, such as Bergey Wind Power, Endurance Wind Power, Gaia Wind, and Gamesa, and will showcase their technology from small-scale residential wind turbines to large community-sized wind turbines. Presentations will be made at 10am, 1pm and 3pm daily.
"Distributed wind is often referred to as small or community wind, and represents the use of smaller wind turbines for farm, home, business and public facility energy production," says DWEA Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins. "America pioneered the use of distributed wind energy in the 1920s and it is gaining new popularity in today's economy."
"Small-scale wind turbines generally produce electricity at lower wind speeds, greatly expanding the land base that is suitable for harvesting the wind. Farmers can take advantage of the new Wind Energy Center presentations at Empire Farm Days to learn more about how and why more people are choosing to implement wind as a power source for their home, farm and community," Jenkins adds.
"Empire Farm Days is known for bringing the latest and most innovative information and equipment to New York for the Northeast's largest outdoor agricultural trade show. The new Wind Energy Center will be of interest to farmers, homeowners and small business operators," says Empire Farm Days Manager Melanie Wickham.
Jenkins says individuals and community leaders are using wind power to sustainably offset and reduce carbon emissions.
"As the cost of oil and energy continues to rise, people are looking to wind to help stabilize or lower their energy costs," Jenkins adds.
The 2012 Empire Farms Days includes 300 acres of exhibits, 600-plus representatives of agricultural institutions and organizations, DairyProfit and Equine Center Seminars, farm family life displays and activities, tractor and ATV test drives, and more.