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School Wind Project at Wessington Springs Elementary School

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Wessington Springs Elementary School

904 2nd St NE

Wessington Springs, SD 57382-0449

United States

(44.0817/-98.5599)

Size: 2.4 kW

Technology: Skystream 3.7

Type: K-12

Wind for Schools Type: Wind for Schools Project

Status: Operating

Commission Date: November 06, 2010

Discussion

Matt Bult and Matt Hein of the Wind Application Center at South Dakota State University and Steve Wegman of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association provided educational and technical support. The South Dakota Wind Application Center is also providing curriculum. Power generated from the turbine will assist in supporting the electricity for parking lot lights and a greenhouse.

Students from Mitchell Technical School installed the turbine, supervised by the Wind Application Center director, with support from Miller City Electric Department. Wessington Springs School District and Heartland Power Consumer District funded the installation.

Project Content Last Updated: May 02, 2012