Several Cincinnati area manufacturers interested in tapping the emerging wind turbine market took part in a workshop last week in Cleveland.
Sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association
and the Great Lakes Wind Network
, the sold-out workshop gave companies the opportunity to find out how they can participate in a state grant program to further the development of renewable energy.
According to the Enquirer, John Colm of the Great Lakes Wind Network says that, while the economy has slowed down some wind power projects, "there's a lot of demand out there for projects already committed."
A four-year-old U.S. Department of Energy
reports says that Ohio ranks only behind California in new job potential from wind farm projects due to its manufacturing expertise.
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