New wind turbine unveiled at BCC
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- The winds of change are blowing on campus at Broome Community College.
Wednesday, BCC unveiled its new wind turbine. The structure stands more than 40 feet tall and will eventually be tied into the grid to help power some of the buildings on campus.
The $30,000 project was funded by grant money from NYSERDA and joins recently installed solar panels as energy-efficient learning tools for the college.
Faculty members plan to incorporate data gathered from the turbine to help aid learning in the classroom and not just in subjects you might think.
"This is going to be used all across the campus in several divisions, primarily in the science, technology, engineering and math division. We do have a new program coming out soon, an alternative energy that will use it, but really, an art class could come and draw it, a photography class could come take pictures, so I really see this being used more broadly," said Kennie Leet, Physical Sciences Chairperson.
BCC also plans to begin monitoring its energy usage in each building to determine how much is being saved through use of the turbine.