**Media Availability** Leaders in distributed wind power deliver their stories to Congress

“Wind Week” continues as Distributed wind industry heads to the hill

February 27, 2014

What:  The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) kicked off its third annual Lobby Day in Washington, DC today. After a full day of lobbying on Capitol Hill, there will be a business conference that focuses on industry trends. Small business owners from across the country joined together to deliver their stories to Congress in addition to the stories of their colleagues in utility-scale and offshore wind energy.  Distributed wind is present in all 50 states, stimulating local economies and providing American jobs.

Who:  Mike Bergey, President, Bergey Windpower
Brett Pingree, VP of Sales, Endurance Wind Power
Tal Mamo, President and Co-Founder, UNITED WIND
Haley Roberto, President, HTWN

Where: DWEA Business Conference-JW Marriot, Washington, D.C.
February 28, 2014
8:00AM – 3:25 PM
To RSVP for Friday’s Business Conference or for follow up contact Lauren Glickman Communications Manager, DWEA, lglickman@distributedwind.org, 504-258-7955

About the companies:

Bergey Windpower is the oldest and most experienced manufacturer of residential-sized wind turbines in the world. Thirty years ago Bergey pioneered the radically-simple “Bergey design” that has proven to provide the best reliability, performance, service life, and value of all of the hundreds of competitive products that have come and gone in that time. With only three moving parts and no scheduled maintenance necessary, the Bergey 10 kW has compiled a service record that no other wind turbine can match. We back it up with the longest warranty in the industry.

Endurance Wind Power (“Endurance”) is a manufacturer of advanced wind turbines designed specifically for distributed wind power applications. Our line of modern,induction-based wind turbines brings efficient, reliable, safe and quiet renewable energy to homeowners, businesses and institutions across Europe, North America and an expanding global market.

UNITED WIND was formed in 2013 as a combination of assets and talent from the two industry-leading small wind companies: Talco Electronics and Wind Analytics. Talco, founded in 2000, sold more than 150 turbines and was the leading distributor of small wind turbines in the United States. Wind Analytics, founded in 2007, was the only company to offer a third-party verified remote wind speed analysis tool, empowering potential small wind turbine owners with a low-cost site assessment. With the best of Talco and Wind Analytics together, United Wind is the only company that has the knowledge and capability to offer the first ever little-to-no money down leasing option to small wind customers in the United States.

HTWN has become a national leader for clean distributed energy solutions by redefining sustainability in the distributed market. HTWN has supported the successful installation of over 170 distributed wind projects. Our dealers have been trained over the last 5 years on how to properly identify customers, provide site assessments and pro-formas, sell, service and support the projects for the lifetime of the equipment. With our professional HTWN team of Engineers, Finance, Project Management, Marketing, Technical and Service Support we are able to embrace a new technology and properly educate our vast network in implementation.

About the Distributed Wind Energy Association
The Distributed Wind Energy Association is a collaborative group comprised of manufacturers, distributors, project developers, dealers, installers, and advocates, whose primary mission is to promote and foster all aspects of the American distributed wind energy industry. Distributed wind, commonly referred to as small and community wind, is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion of on-site energy consumption. DWEA seeks to attract members and associates from all sectors with relevant interests pertaining to the distributed wind industry. For more information on DWEA, please go to www.distributedwind.org. Follow us on Twitter @DWEA and like us on Facebook. Join us for Distributed Wind 2014: A Capitol Hill Event for Small and Community Wind on February 27-28 in Washington, D.C.