GO GREEN ENERGY IN THE NEWS
JAY T NYGARD AKA THE TURBINE GUY
Mr. Nygard founded Go Green Energy in 2009 and over the past decade he has worked and fought for renewable technologies with a focus on bringing reliable micro wind turbines to the untapped U.S. Market. As a driving force for clean energy rights, Mr. Nygard has received international recognition as "The Turbine Guy".
This international recognition as a green energy advocate has reached around the globe including Australia, Greece, Peru, Vietnam, and England and many more countries. The support Mr. Nygard receives, nationally and internationally, as he continues to push for green energy has been tremendous and helps fuel his resolve. Mr. Nygard has received nearly 20 million views of a local (Minneapolis & St. Paul Minnesota) Fox 9 news story and has been in many foreign newspapers such as the UK Daily Mail in regards to his fight for green energy.
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WINDUSTRY PROMOTES GO GREEN ENERGY AT 2019 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
The first and only certified Vertical Access Wind Turbine (VAWT) in the U.S. will be featured at the Minnesota State Fair this year due to a collaboration with Windustry and two corporate sponsors: Go Green Energy, an Orono, MN company and Colite Technologies based in South Carolina. Both companies have advocated for certification by the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) as it provides third party verification regarding the turbines operational capabilities, and, qualifies all costs associated with the purchase and installation of the turbine for the federal renewable energy tax credits.
The President of Go Green Energy, Jay Nygard, has invited Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan to the Windustry booth at the Eco Experience. “Guests will see a Minnesota Vikings inspired 300 watt turbine on display and will have access to renewable energy experts and volunteers for questions about our turbines” Nygard stated.
Minnesota is the first state fair in the country to highlight an SWCC certified VAWT which is suitable for urban, suburban and rural settings. “We pursued certification of the DS-3000 Hi-VAWT turbine as a mandatory step in competing in the U.S. small wind market and are thrilled to be partnering with Go Green Energy and Windustry at our nation’s second largest fair”, said Kevin O’Hara, President and CEO of Colite Technologies.
“I’ve installed more than a dozen turbines in extreme weather situations and they’ve proven to be very durable in places with high wind, sub zero and hot temperatures”, said Nygard. “As a born and raised Minnesotan, I’m always excited to be at the fair and this year is going to be extra special as we have the opportunity to share this unique technology with fair guests”.
GO GREEN ENERGY IN THE NEWS
Mr. Nygard has been able to leverage this fame into media coverage in support of his views and ideas.
Mr. Nygard was published in the Star Tribune opinion exchange section in support of net metering; Why would Minnesota choose to backslide on renewable energy?
Unofficial Networks Digital Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine, partner of USATODAY Lifestyle/Action Sports, published: Meet Jay Nygard: The Man With The Plan To Put Wind Turbines On Chairlift Poles
Ski Magazine – Europe, on Page Verte (green page) published: Ca Ventile, Ou Pas... (It Breaths, Or Not...)
Mr. Nygard's passion for green energy is evident at his properties where he maximizes his reliance on many different renewable energy technologies. His green energy implementations and associated publicity have helped forward public awareness of green energy. For instance:
WGCU (Fort Myers PBS) included Mr. Nygard and their Florida property in a special on green energy and sustainability
The Pine Island Eagle published a story in Bokeelia, FL about how the Nygards supported their neighbors electrical needs when the power was out for a week after Hurricane Irma
The same PI Eagle previously published a story about all the different renewable products the Nygard's use at their Florida home for their green lifestyle
The Nygards have opened their Minnesota home for annual renewable energy tours which showcases on and off grid wind and solar systems.
TURBINE CREATES HEADWINDS IN ORONO
Orono resident Jay Nygard believes installing a small wind turbine in his yard would be an energy saver, but he has run into opposition from the city.
SOLAR POWER ALLOWS ISLANDERS TO HELP NEIGHBORS AFTER IRMA
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When the power went out at the Nygards, however, their solar system immediately kicked in to run what they call the essentials: fans, hot water heater, refrigerator, Internet, and just about everything else except the air conditioning and stove.