University of Minnesota and the Department of Energy Celebrate New Wind Energy Research Station

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the University of Minnesota celebrated the installation of a 2.5-MW wind turbine at the University’s new Eolos Wind Energy Research Station in Rosemount, Minnesota, in October. Funded by DOE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the installation of the new Clipper Liberty wind turbine and a 426-foot-tall meteorological tower will enable industry and university researchers to conduct tests that could improve wind turbine efficiency and help train the next generation of wind industry technicians and engineers. More.

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