[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story, plus a lack of coffee, ended up in reporting this was a Maine high school. Actually it is a high school in Massachusetts. EarthTechling regrets the error.]
Forget the bake sale. This high school project is slated to free up an extra $30,000 a year, every year, as long as the wind in Massachusetts is blowing.
Alteris Renewables, Inc, a top cleantech company in the Northeast, recently announced that it’s helping Nantucket High School with the design and installation of a 100 kilowatt wind turbine at its campus. This 156-foot turbine is expected to generate more than 10 percent of the high school’s electric demand.
Dubbed the Northwind 100 project, this Northern Power Systems turbine was funded through a collaboration of Students for Sustainability, MassCEC (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center – formally MRET), National Grid, the Schmidt Family Foundation and various community-minded Nantucket businesses.
“The Northwind 100 installation has provided our students, facility, and community a valuable insight to community scale wind development,” said Dave Kanyok, interim Facilities Director for Nantucket Public Schools, in a statement. “We at the Nantucket Public Schools are very excited about the educational and financial benefits of our new wind turbine.”
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