Colorado rural schools to get wind turbines
DENVER, Colorado – Wind turbines will be installed at six Colorado rural schools as part of a state-federal program aimed at generating some of the schools’ electricity and teaching the community about wind power.
Gov. Bill Ritter’s energy office is working with the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Colorado State University to install an 1.8 kilowatt turbine at each of the schools.
Most of the turbines should be installed this summer and will cost $12,000 to $15,000 each. The Governor’s Energy Office, NREL and the school district will cover the costs.
The turbines will be installed at Stratton High School, Flagler High School, Wellington Middle School, Kit Carson Junior/Senior High School, Walsh High School and Burlington High School.