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The manufacture and installation of small wind turbines is advancing quickly to keep pace with the growing demand for new forms of renewable energy in today’s global markets. Information about this growing market continues to surface, and in an effort to provide new perspectives Intertek presents a roundtable discussion with industry experts on how the research, testing and certification of small wind turbines is impacting the industry, globally.
You can access Part One of the discussion “Small Wind Definitions and Challenges” below. Click here to access Part Two: “Small Wind Standards and Incentives” and Part Three: “Small Wind Technology and Future Advancements”. Information about our speakers is listed below.
The event was recorded and is available here as a three part audio series:
Audio Part One: "Small Wind Definition and Challenges"
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About the Participants
Troy Hewitt, Global Wind Energy Business Leader, Intertek
Troy Hewitt joined Intertek in 2007. Over the past four years with the company, he has worked on a variety of assignments, including managing the certification and testing services for wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies. In his current role, Troy sets the global wind market strategy for Intertek's sales, marketing, operations and engineering teams. Troy also leads the development of customer service offerings, the overall requirements for operational resources, and indentifies the required accreditations and quality procedures to obtain and create these systems.
Alex Hagen, President, Weaver Wind Energy
Alex Hagen joined Weaver Wind Energy as President two years ago. With an undergraduate degree in engineering and a graduate degree in business, he brings a wide breadth of experience from many fields including data storage, medical devices, biotech, and entrepreneurship. During his time with the company, Alex has refocused its direction toward designing and manufacturing the world's most reliable small wind turbine. After four years of installing and servicing small wind turbines from various manufacturers, Alex has played a key role in developing a newer turbine that will last far longer than current models.
David D. Gower, Business Development Manager, Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT)
David Gower is responsible for managing a consortium of New York state organizations and academic institutions in the development of a center with a $4.3 million grant provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CeCeT) will serve as a conduit to resources in the Northeast providing testing and evaluation services to manufacturers, developers, and other public and private organizations for Solar PV, Wind, Inverters and a developing number of other clean energy technologies.
Mark Mayhew, Project Manager, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Mark Mayhew has been employed by NYSERDA for the last fifteen years, where he leads the On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive Program. His responsibilities include reviewing and approving installer, turbine, and customer incentive applications. He was also responsible for molding the program into its current design. His past roles include overseeing the Energy Audit Program, FlexTech Commercial Feasibility Study Program, Commercial Gas Incentive Program and the PV Incentive Program.
Pier Marzocca, Associate Professor, Clarkson University
Pier Marzocca received his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering in 2001 from Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, USA. Prior joining Clarkson he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He is also affiliated with the Center for Advanced Material Processing, Center for Sustainable Energy Systems and Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science at Clarkson University, and Director of the Advanced Applied Aeroelastic Laboratory and of the Reliability Evaluation and Assessment Laboratory. He is senior member of SAE, AIAA, ASME, ASEE, IEEE, and the Chair of the SAE Unmanned Aircraft System Committee.
Sherret E. Chase, President, CCMI-Chase Construction Management, Inc.
Sherret Chase is involved with the small wind industry in a variety of levels and capacities, including: acting as director, manager, and liaison for project design, development, and management; manager for construction projects; real estate broker and financial agent; negotiator for property rights, permit requirements, and contract preparation; coordinator for wind farm development and installation; and manager for commercial construction projects.
Kerop Janoyan, Associate Professor and Executive Officer, Clarkson University
Professor Kerop Janoyan received his B.S., M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2001, respectively. He is also a Registered Profession Engineer in California. He currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where he is an Associate Professor. His research and development expertise covers a broad range of interrelated topics with a strong focus on aspects of intelligent structural systems, in-service system health monitoring, prognostics and condition-based monitoring and maintenance.