Schools get 1) the aforementioned Northwind 100--a 100 kilowatt rated wind turbine that Northern Power touts as being able to start making power with wind speeds as low as 6 mph; 2) a web-based monitoring and control system for the turbine; 3) a public access website plus demonstration kiosk that provides real-time monitoring of the wind turbine's performance; and 4) a wind power curriculum set:
which is standards-based, age-appropriate, and designed by teachers at the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED). The curriculum set includes teacher guides, student notebooks, classroom kits, and a specially designed "your school's turbine" curriculum unit that makes use of individual site-based performance data (one set of all grade levels is included in the package; additional sets are also available).
McGlynn Middle School in Medford, Massachusetts has one of the turbines installed: View the SmartView Public View data for their Northwind 100.
via: Renewable Energy World
image: Northern Power Systems
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