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Two Kansas Wind for Schools Project Turbines Installed

Two Kansas Wind for Schools Project Turbines Installed

Date: 11/8/2010

Location: KS

Two more Wind for Schools project turbines were installed in Kansas. On October 25, 2010, volunteer Bill Smalley of Smalley Heating and Cooling in Topeka and members of Westar's Green Team installed a turbine at Lindsborg, just north of Smoky Valley High School.

Three days later on October 28, 2010, the 12th Kansas Wind for Schools Project turbine was installed at the Solomon High School football field. The turbine will be used to power the concessions stand. DS&O, the electric utility in Solomon, and Bill Smalley provided labor and financial assistance to the project. A Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant provided additional project support.

According to Ruth Douglas Miller, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State University and director of the Wind Applications Center, "Our goal is to install five small wind turbines per year at K-12 schools across the state. They'll be used to teach Kansas children about wind energy and prepare them for growing wind energy workforce needs."

Read the Salina Journal article about the Lindsborg installation. These school wind projects and others around the United States can be found on Wind Powering America's interactive map of school projects.

This information was last updated on November 08, 2010