News

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Small Wind New Rules (Full County Connections)

Vertical Axis Wind TurbineVT News - Virginia Tech-YMCA wind and solar project dedication ceremony kicks off Sustainability Week

Real World tests of small wind turbines

New River Valley - Power of Wind - read the full article here.

Earth Policy Insitute: Wind Power soared past 150,000 MW in 2009

NPR: Windpower - Buy America?

Xcel Energy stores 1MW wind Energy

Solar Burnout

Wiring America for Green Power

Troubleshooting Small Wind-Electric Systems

Legislators could do more about rates, efficiency - Richard Hirsh

Virginia Tech, YMCA wind and solar project gets off the ground in time for Earth Day

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Contact:
Cortney V Martin
Virginia Tech
109 Hillcrest Hall
Blacksburg,
VA  24061-0453
bburgwind@vt.edu
540.230.9366

 

About Us

Primary Project Team

Name

Professional Description

Contact

David Dillard 
PI

Adhesive & Sealant Science Professor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

dillard@vt.edu

Cortney Martin
Co-PI

Coordinator for Pedagogical Practice, Center for Instructional Design and Educational Research

Course Coordinator for Earth Sustainability course series

martinc@vt.edu

Gail Billingsley

Executive Director of the YMCA at Virginia Tech

gail@vtymca.org

Denny Cochrane

Virginia Tech Sustainability Program Manager

denniscc@vt.edu

Karen Drake

Comprehensive Town Planner, Town of Blacksburg

KDrake@blacksburg.gov

Richard Hirsh

Director, Consortium on Energy Restructuring

Professor of History and Science & Technology Studies at VT

richards@vt.edu

Anne McClung

Director, Planning and Building, Town of Blacksburg

amcclung@blacksburg.gov
Jackie Pontious

Program Coordinator, Sustainable Blacksburg

jrpontious@gmail.com

L. David Roper

YMCA Solar Greenhouse designer and founder

Professor Emeritus of Physics at Virginia Tech

Community environmental educator

roperld@vt.edu
Peter Thompson

CEO Streamlined Strategies - Making Teams and Plans come to life

pthompson@streamstrat.com

Bryan Walsh

Owner, Solar Connexions

System architect and installer

demo-pr@moonlightsolar.com

Billy Newcomb Draper Aden Associates www.daa.com

Senior Design Team Members (Engineering Science and Mechanics)

  • Dan Cook
  • Jake Derlaga
  • Susie Frasca
  • Nick Hammond
  • Chase Siuta
  • Michael Titus

Sponsor: Don Leo (donleo@vt.edu), Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research for Energy Initiatives, and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering

Contributors:

  • Nick Bird – served on original Y-Wind proposal team (VT ME 2009)
  • Pat Bixler - Executive Director of Sustainable Blacksburg; Principal of Baseline Energy Solutions
  • Joe Callahan - Virginia Tech (VT ESM 2009)
  • Abi Convery – Associate  Director, YMCA at VT
  • Mike Eberl - CEM, Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer; Project Administration:  Building Commissioning Engineer
  • Pierra LaFlamme - Structural Engineer (link)
  • Steve Gerus - Bell Electric, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • John Michael Harbin – student and Y volunteer
  • Meredith Jones - Member, VT YMCA Board of Directors, Tom’s Creek Investors
  • Steve Keighton – Blacksburg National Weather Service
  • Alan Kratz – VT Engineering student/wind farm entrepreneur in Baltimore County, MD
  • Sean McGinnis - Director, Virginia Tech Green Engineering Program, Faculty, Earth Sustainability Program
  • Damian Pitt - PhD Candidate, Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Tech
  • Chuck Ronco - Mathematics
  • Dr Theo Dillaha - Program Director, SANREM CRSP, Virginia Tech
  • EWB - Engineers without Borders, Virginia Tech
  • Dave Creed - State Electric
  • Dean Frantz - Engineering Services, Prices Fork, Blacksburg

 

 

 

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