AWEA Wind Resource & Project Assessment Conference

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot | Minneapolis, MN September 27 – 28, 2016 Register here: http://www.awea.org/events/Event.aspx?EventID=41840   Join the wind industry’s leading owners, project developers, and wind assessors as they share latest challenges facing the wind resource assessment community. During this technical event you will explore the industry’s needs, focus on state-of-the-art techniques and technologies,

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