At this year’s WINDPOWER show in Chicago, booths of more than 400 companies filled the McCormick Convention Center; 100 of them exhibited their expertise for the first time.

Visitors to GE Renewables could have a virtual reality experience. (Photos courtesy: Wind Systems)

That alone is proof at how far wind has come and how far the industry expects it to go.

The McCormick Convention Center played host to 426 exhibitors.

“The stability created by an orderly five-year phase out of the Production Tax Credit was a home run for our industry, American manufacturing, and job growth,” AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan said during the general session.

Uptake’s booth boasted an interesting display using iPads.

“Wind is now an essential part of the modern American electricity supply.”

Models of turbine blades made up the “ceiling” of Vestas’ booth.

Here are some photo highlights from Chicago. Wind Systems will see you in Houston in 2019.

Products from Avanti made a striking impact for passing attendees.