Blittersdorf to Speak at JSC
September 6, 2011
Vermont native David Blittersdorf will advocate the development of a locally based energy economy in Vermont through conservation, efficiency and renewables from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Johnson State College (JSC). His address, “Vermont’s Energy Future,” will take place in Bentley Hall 207 and is free and open to the public.
Blittersdorf says that Vermont is uniquely situated to move quickly toward a renewable energy future, and that Vermont can and must lead the rest of the U.S. and the world to show how it can be accomplished.
Blittersdorf built his first wind turbine as a mechanical-engineering student at the University of Vermont. In 1982 he founded NGR Systems, an internationally recognized leader in wind-measurement technology, in Hinesburg. NRG’s wind devices are used worldwide to help site commercial-scale wind farms.
In 2004, Blittersdorf stepped down as CEO of NGR Systems to found AllEarth Renewables, a Williston-based firm focused on renewable energy systems for the residential market. Products include the “AllSun Tracker, a photovoltaic array that moves with the sun, and a residential-scale wind turbine currently in development at 22 test sites in Vermont. This summer Blittersdorf helped launch Vermont’s largest solar farm, which is located in Ferrisburgh.