DWEA teams with Canadian Wind Energy Association to promote benefits of small-scale wind energy

The two associations will collaborate on building the small wind market nationally.

Flagstaff, Ariz., July 8, 2013 - The Distributed Wind Energy Association

(DWEA) today announced that it has entered into a formal partnership with
the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) that will enable the
organizations to strengthen their representation of the small wind energy
industry in Canada. The two associations will collaborate on building the
small wind market nationally, identifying and targeting Canadian provinces
in which to pursue supportive policy initiatives and managing a Canadian
small wind caucus, among other activities.

Small or on-site wind is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at
homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion
of on-site energy consumption.

"We are pleased to partner with CanWEA to ensure Canada fully realizes its
abundant small wind energy potential and to build a collaborative foundation
that will enable a cleaner, stronger energy future for both countries," said
DWEA Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins. "We look forward to interacting
with many CanWEA members at CanWEA's Annual Conference and Exhibition being
held October 7-10, 2013 in Toronto where we will have a pavilion showcasing
the small wind industry."

By joining forces, CanWEA and DWEA will be able to more effectively secure
and allocate resources to support the growing distributed wind energy market
in Canada. As members of both DWEA and CanWEA, small wind companies will
have even greater opportunity to take advantage of targeted publications,
reports, policy initiatives and networking opportunities offered by both
organizations.

"Canada is rapidly falling behind other countries in deploying small wind
energy systems that can provide clean and renewable electricity for
homeowners, businesses and remote communities," said Robert Hornung, CanWEA
President. "This CanWEA / DWEA partnership will bring a strong and united
voice to advocacy efforts to create a stable and sustainable policy
framework that can facilitate the rapid deployment of small wind energy
systems in Canada."

Support for the partnership came from small wind advocates such as
Canadian-based Endurance Wind Power, a long-time and active member of DWEA.

"This is a momentous time for small wind in Canada. Endurance is pleased to
be part of this new partnership extending DWEA's reach in North America,"
said Glenn Johnson, CEO of Endurance Windpower. "Expanding to serve the
active Canadian wind market is the right step forward as we approach the
next phase of industry growth and expansion."

About the Distributed Wind Energy Association The Distributed Wind Energy
Association is a collaborative group comprised of manufacturers,
distributors, project developers, dealers, installers, and advocates, whose
primary mission is to promote and foster all aspects of the American
distributed wind energy industry. Distributed wind, commonly referred to as
small and community wind, is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at
homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion
of on-site energy consumption. DWEA seeks to attract members and associates
from all sectors with relevant interests pertaining to the distributed wind
industry. For more information on DWEA, please go to
www.distributedwind.org. Follow us on Twitter @DWEA, find us, like us and
connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn by searching Distributed Wind
Energy Association.

About the Canadian Wind Energy Association CanWEA is the voice of Canada's
wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable
growth of wind energy on behalf of its members. A national non-profit
association, CanWEA serves as Canada's leading source of credible
information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental
benefits. For more information on grassroots and community support for wind
energy, visit www.friendsofwind.ca. To get the facts on wind energy and to
join the conversation, visit www.windfacts.ca.

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