Ian Woofenden
Renewable Energy Author, Educator, Speaker, & Consultant

Are you ready for renewable energy? 
I’m here to help.

I’ve named my Web site “” for two reasons:
• You CAN make renewable energy a reality in your life.
• You may need a reality check to attain your goals and to avoid disappointment.

I’ve lived off-grid with renewable energy technologies for more than 30 years, and have written, lectured, taught, and consulted on these topics for more than half of that time.  I’ve helped thousands of people understand the renewable energy options, prioritize their goals, and take a practical and realistic approach to energy efficiency and renewable energy. I hope this Web site furthers that work, and I’m available to help you.

Ian Woofenden has lived off-grid with wind electricity, solar electricity, solar hot water, and wood heat on an island in the Pacific Northwest for the last 30+ years, where he raised his large family, ran multiple businesses, and now focuses on educational work in the renewable energy industry. His roles in the industry are:• Senior editor for Home Power magazine since 1998, where he writes about wind electricity and other renewable energy topics, and works with authors and readers.• Renewable energy program developer and coordinator since 1996,  pioneering educational programs in renewable energy for the Northwest U.S. and Costa Rica.• Wind electricity instructor for various private organizations.• Occasional tower jockey and crew member on wind installation teams.


• Co-author of Power from the Wind by Dan Chiras, and author of Wind Power for Dummies.

• Founding member of the Small Wind Conference coordinating committee

• Co-moderator of the small-wind-home discussion listserv

• Member of the NABCEP wind resource guide committee.

• Independent consultant and salesperson for residential and small commercial renewable energy systems.

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