Wind Turbines To Power Upland College Building

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two wind turbines are being built to help power a new science building at a central Indiana college campus.

Taylor University's $41 million science complex will be powered by a combination of wind, geothermal and solar energy.

Sciences Dean Mark Biermann tells the Chronicle-Tribune of Marion that planners put an emphasis on using sustainable energy sources in designing the building.

The two 50-kilowatt wind turbines are more than 100 feet tall. The electricity generated will be used by construction crews working to finish the building that is scheduled to open next year.

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