UMPI’s Wind Turbine

UMPI’s Wind Turbine

umpi-windWe are the first university in the state to install a mid-size wind turbine on campus. This $2 million project, the installation of a 600 kW wind turbine, produced 680,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in its first year, creating more than $100,000 in annual energy savings and keeping an estimated 572 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. We see our project as an incredible educational opportunity, allowing us to share our experiences with you as we work our way from planning to installation to commissioning. So, read on! You’ll find all kinds of helpful information, whether you’re thinking of installing a wind project of your own or whether you just want to know what it takes to install a mid-size wind turbine.