The Federal Policy Committee is an open committee which deals with policy and market matters that are affected or funded by the federal government, including Congress and the administration. These areas of interest include all manner of incentives, all manner of barriers, research and development, federal DWT applications and markets, and foreign assistance. Co-chairs are Mike Bergey and Andy Kruse.
Investment Tax Credit Extension
US Fish and Wildlife
US Department of Agriculture
- USDA – One-Pager
- USDA Rural Energy for America Program One-Pager
Department of Energy
Information on Purchasing Refurbished or Remanufactured Turbines:
- Renew Wisconsin Information from WindLetter
- From Windustry:
Remanufactured TurbinesBuyers should beware of used, refurbished, or remanufactured machines. Even though these machines may initially be less expensive that comparable new machines, the initial savings can be negated very quickly by costly repairs from a machine that is nearing the end of its life time. Before purchasing a used machine read through this article by Mick Sagrillo from the November 2002 American Wind Energy Association newsletter about buying used wind equipment.
- From Arkansas Living 2010
- Purchasing Guide from CanWEA