Thirty-two exhibitors lined a hall that doubled as a lunch room. Exhibit booths were manned from 9 to 5 every day. Six exhibits were turbine manufacturers, from small-scale Bergey Windpower, announcing the release of a 40-60 kW turbine in 2001, to Enron Wind Corp, showing off the nacelle from its 1.5 MW giant and featuring interactive displays and the largest cadre of corporate participants at the conference. In between in exhibit size were Nordex USA, which just opened a new office in Grand Prairie, Texas, NEG Micon USA, Vestas and Mitsubishi. TrueWind Solutions, calling on the computer modelling expertise of scientists such as Michael Brower and John Zack, showed how it is mapping and forecasting wind potential in Southeast Asia for the World Bank without the aid of land based measuring stations. For projects that need exact wind measuring information, NRG Systems and Second Wind, which is celebrating 20 years in the monitoring business, displayed both hardware and software products. Other exhibitors included insurance and capital companies, project owners and operators and industries that make hardware that house, lubricate and hold turbines together, that convert power for grid use, and that put turbines in the air.
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