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Seeking Experts in Wind Turbine Installation, Maintenance and Operation for Marketing Study

I was recently awarded a grant through the NSF ICORPS program to conduct an exploratory study on wind turbine technology via one-on-one interviews with experts in the field.  For this study, research teams conduct a marketing survey of an industry to gain insight into emerging challenges and industrial needs.  

Generally the interviews questions will focus on topics relating to turbine manufacture, inspection, monitoring, costs of failure and maintenance, and regulation.

No proprietary information is requested during these interviews.  

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Larry Eisenberg's picture
Larry Eisenberg on November 6, 2018

I am not sufficiently expert to help in this area but I can give you three people who are:

Ned McMahon, CEO of Primo Wind in San Diego, ned@primowind.com

Duncan Frederick, Business Development for Rosendin Electric, dfrederick@rosendin.com

Trevor Atkinson, Business Development at Northern Power, tatkinson@northernpower.com

Best Regards

Kimberly Cook-Chennault's picture
Kimberly Cook-Chennault on November 7, 2018

Hi Larry.  Thank you.  I will send emails to all of the people that you have mentioned today.

Rachael Lewis's picture
Rachael Lewis on November 7, 2018

The following two posts by John Benson provide many links to all of the significant wind manufacturers, and well as information sources. He asked me to share them here for possible resources for the study.

https://www.energycentral.com/c/pip/large-wind-small-wind-and-future-wind

https://www.energycentral.com/c/iu/wind-and-water

Kimberly Cook-Chennault's picture
Kimberly Cook-Chennault on November 7, 2018

Thank you for the replies!  I will reach out to the people listed today.

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