The exhibition WindPower 2016 was held this year under the auspices of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
According to the report by AWEA (2016 Post-Show Report), the exhibition was characterized by a wide variety of stands (10% more than in 2015 – 425 in total) and an increase in the number of participants (13% more than in 2015 – 7150 people). Besides the United States, there were participants from 39 countries (Canada 24%, Denmark 17%, Germany 11% China 7%, the United Kingdom 7%, Spain 5%, Mexico 5%, South Korea 4%, Belgium 2% and others).
There were more conferences, presentations and training events.
The American exhibition WindPower traditionally conducts educational programs for young professionals (“The Next Generation of Wind Leaders”), for students (“Collegiate Wind Competition 2016”) and for school children (“KidWind”) designed to promote wind power among US children and youth .
AWEA, with the support of GE Renewable Energy, has released a detailed 20-minute video report covering the events of WindPower 2016, which also contains lots of interviews with the sector professionals who participated in the exhibition.
Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA, shares his impressions: “It's great to be here in New Orleans, where a huge number of people were brought together at the exhibition. It should be noted that wind power is growing rapidly and is now at the peak of its development. Wind power has reduced prices and increased productivity: turbines, blades and software are being improved.” AWEA CEO claims that such exhibitions give an opportunity to learn more about the latest innovations and achievements of the sector.
In addition to the on-the-spot report, the video contains several clips about wind power and renewable energy in general, as well as a series of interviews with the representatives of the largest wind power companies (GE, Siemens, Vestas) and ordinary people who have infiltrated the idea of sustainable energy.