Turbine installation lets ARD capture the wind


A 70-foot Skystream wind turbine was installed outside the Applied Research and Development building Wednesday, the fourth such installation done by the NAU-run Arizona Wind for Schools project.

The turbine will provide power to the LEED Platinum building, which houses the Wind for Schools project and the university’s sustainability program. Data from the turbine will be used for NAU classes and by K-12 schools across the state.

Equipment and staff expertise were donated in part by Southwest Windpower, with design work donated by GLHN Design. The remainder of the project costs were covered by NAU’s Green Fund, which provides funding for student-initiated sustainability projects

For information, contact Karin Wadsack, director of the Arizona Wind for Schools project at NAU.