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Rain Byars

CEO Nextwind Inc.

Rain Byars has worked in the wind industry since 1998 in various technical and management roles, most recently as the co-founder and CEO of Nextwind, Inc. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a design focus on reliability, safety and serviceability, Rain has led both new turbine development and product upgrade efforts. Rain has worked globally with OEMs as well as Owners and Operators to identify and recommend solutions for improvement of reliability, power performance, cost of energy, and safety. Most recently Rain has led whole turbine development from blank slate through prototype commissioning and certification.