JANUARY 30, 2012
The Wind for Schools program and the NAU Green Fund teamed up to make a Skystream wind turbine possible at the Applied Research and Development building on campus.
This project was led by SEDI Board member Karin Wadsack.
The Wind for Schools program and the NAU Green Fund teamed up to make this Skystream wind turbine possible at the Applied Research and Development building on campus!
The turbine was donated by Southwest Windpower, as was a 45' tower. SWWP also had four staff members provide technical assistance for the entire day of the installation. The Facility Services department (formerly Capital Assets) at NAU did considerable work managing the project at no charge. Shaum Electric donated some of their labor. GLHN design from Tucson donated the design work including work on the electrical drawings. Time lapse footage by Christopher Ray.
The data for the turbine will be used by the Wind for Schools project, and will be uploaded to the Idaho National Labs site so schools nationwide have access to it. It will also be used locally in the Wind Energy and Renewable Energy classes in the Mechanical Engineering department, and may be used in individual student research projects.