Wind Turbine Open House

April 29, 2014
Dear Neighbors of the UMD Research and Field Studies Center, You are invited to an informational session about an exciting new project at the UMD
Research and Field Studies Center, within the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) area along Riley Road. A multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students from sustainability, biology, geography, and engineering departments are working together on a project to install a small 5-kilowatt wind turbine in the center of the working UMD Farm along Riley Road.

The project will provide research and learning opportunities for students and faculty, model a sustainable farm, and produce additional renewable energy for the UMD campus. The goals of the project include 1) demonstrate a new wind turbine technology, 2) increase small wind turbine efficiency through partnered research with the turbine developer, 3) educate the campus and community on a renewable energy technology, and 4) reduce the campus carbon footprint.

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