Iowa Schools Use Wind Power
Several Iowa schools
learned a lesson about lessening their energy bills by installing wind
. The clean, efficient generators help schools save money and
contribute to the classrooms as well.
In Forest City, students track
their turbines power output by connecting directly to their turbines
computer system. Classes can track wind speeds and collect data on correlating
energy outputs. The energy output from the Forest City turbine covers
70-80% of the schools energy needs. A student report generated the
interest in installing the Forest City turbine.
Students at Akron-Westfield
School also helped to start a wind project going. Twenty students were
chosen to assist in the analysis, schematic design, construction documentation,
and construction administration of the wind turbine. The group of students,
and their mentors from the engineering firm that handled the project,
were nationally recognized for their project.