World Summit for Small Wind Turbines

The 5th World Summit for Small Wind 2014 (WSSW), the world’s largest small wind event, will be held March 20-21, 2014 in Husum, Germany.  The international summit of the small wind turbine industry is being held parallel to the New Energy Husum trade fair. This year the organizers are introducing a special small wind turbine forum that is open to the general public.

“After the positive response in recent years, we are pleased that the World Summit for Small Wind 2014 will be taking place in Husum for the fifth time,” says Stefan Gsänger, secretary general of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). “The small wind turbine congress and the trade fair itself are of international importance for the industry.” One hundred congress attendees from 16 nations and 70 exhibitors from small wind turbine businesses will be coming together to share ideas and experiences.

The focus of the summit will be on a variety of successful industry models and projects, and on the framework conditions needed to achieve such success. The 22 international speakers will be speaking about the legal and financial circumstances, explaining various technologies, and giving an overview of projects and concepts, such as the involvement of local residents. The focus on success stories from all over the world will be illustrating the advantages and impacts that the use of small wind turbines brings with it, using specific examples from various countries and regions.

On the third day of the World Summit for Small Wind everything at the Small Wind Turbine Visitors’ Forum revolves around success stories in Germany. The forum, admission to which is free for visitors to the trade fair, is being held for the first time in 2014, and is being organized by New Energy Husum in association with the German Small Wind Turbine Association (BVKW).

“We have found that small wind turbines are an important topic for end-users as well,” says Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress. “There is still a great need for information, particularly about planning permission, financing, and the various fields of application. At the visitors’ forum we want to give private individuals the opportunity to find out about practicable concepts that have already been successfully realized.”

About New Energy Husum

In recent years, New Energy Husum has established itself as one of the most important trade fairs in the renewable energy sector. Since 2002 it has served as the showcase for decentralized energy generation based on the use of all renewable energies. The topics and techniques include small wind turbines (up to 100 kW), biogas, solid biomass (pellets, firewood and wood chips for heating systems), solar heating, photovoltaics, electric vehicles, subsurface geothermal energy, energy storage, energy efficient building and mini-CHPs.

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