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  • WTHI report on One Planet Solar and the Indiana State University wind turbine installation. ISU

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    Beginning in 2009, Indiana State University contacted One Planet Solar proposing the idea of constructing a wind turbine on campus. Working closely with ISU officials and students, a UGE vertical axis wind turbine was installed in 2012. The location of the wind turbine was determined through research performed by students, which determined the Sycamore Towers residence halls as a prime location for harvesting wind energy while also providing a wonderfully unique aesthetic feature to the towers. Throughout the coming years the turbine will be used as a tool by students researching sustainability and green energy. The Institute for Community Sustainability (ICS) was funded in February of 2012 and charged with the mission of linking and generating sustainability initiatives in the Wabash Valley and on ISU's campus. The new turbine will provide a pivotal role for ICS demonstrating the possibilities of green energy production in urban areas while giving students a hand's on experience with wind energy allowing them to move into the real world with knowledge of an often overlooked and viable energy source. Show less
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