Wind For Schools State Director
Mr. Flowers is currently Principal, G4 Wind LLC, where he focuses on state wind conferences, wind outreach, and education. Prior to working at G4 Wind, he served as Deputy Director of Community and Distributed Wind for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) where he worked with industry, government, and NGOs to increase the role of distributed and community wind resources in the nation’s energy portfolio through policy, advocacy, education and outreach. Prior to AWEA, he spent 30 years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the last 20 at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, CO. As National Technical Director of Wind Powering America, he led an interdisciplinary team that established 35 state wind working groups, created 11 state Wind for Schools programs, developed high resolution wind resource maps for all windy US states, and established a wind-water-nexus initiative. Prior to working at WPA, he led programs and projects in international village power, hybrid energy systems, building sciences, thermal systems, and industrial applications. While engaged in renewables, he made more than 100 presentations and authored or co-authored many technical papers. From 1967 to 1980, he worked in the aluminum industry in manufacturing, applications engineering, technical marketing, regional marketing and sales, and corporate planning. Mr. Flowers has degrees in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Lehigh University and an executive MBA from University of Denver. He is a registered professional engineer. He has received awards from NREL, USDOE, AWEA, and several other related organizations & publications.