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On Thursday, August 8, we hosted a Google+ Hangout on wind energy in America. Watch as our clean energy experts take your questions.

Earlier this week, we released two new reports that showcase the record-breaking growth of the U.S. wind power market in 2012. Today, August 8, at 3 pm ET, we invite you to discuss key findings from the report by joining our Google+ Hangout on Wind Energy in America.

You can watch the live conversation starting at 3 pm on Google+, YouTube and

During the Hangout, you’ll have the opportunity to ask experts from across the industry anything you want about wind energy -- from the status of offshore wind projects to projections for industry growth to the logistics for setting up your own small turbine to power your home. 

Submit your questions by emailing, posting a comment on the Energy Department's Facebook or Google+ page, or tweeting @ENERGY using #AskEnergy.

Our expert panelists for the today's discussion include:

  • Jose Zayas, Director of the Energy Department’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
    Ask Jose your questions about the Energy Department’s efforts to support America’s leadership in manufacturing and deploying wind energy technologies -- both on-land and offshore.
  • Ryan Wiser, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    Ask Ryan your questions about the latest trends in the U.S. wind power market as well as projections for future growth of the industry.
  • Mike Bergey, President Bergey Windpower 
    Ask Mike your questions about the distributed wind market and using wind energy to power homes and small businesses.
  • Julia Bovey, Vice President, External Affairs, First Wind
    Ask Julia your questions about translating public support for renewable energy sources into good public policy. 

We’ll be sharing more details on the discussion as the Hangout nears. We look forward to engaging with you on this important topic!