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Students Vote to Fund Wind Turbine at Appalachian State University: A Wind Powering America Success Story

A photo of a wind turbine in the distance with green grass, blue sky, and rolling hills in the foreground.Photo courtesy of Marie Freeman, PIX16801.

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A 100-kW NorthWind 100 turbine on a 121 ft. tower on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Students Vote to Fund Wind Turbine at Appalachian State University: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Date: 4/28/2010

Location: NC

Appalachian State University is now home to a 100-kW wind turbine, the largest wind energy project in North Carolina. In 2004, the student body voted for a $10 annual fee per student to fund renewable energy projects on campus (a referendum on the fee passed with a 93% majority). The fees were used to partially fund the turbine. Dennis Scanlin of Appalachian State and the Western North Carolina Wind Working Group said, "I believe that this wind turbine would not be on campus today without the support of the Wind Powering America program."

This information was last updated on April 28, 2010