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Wind Energy Could Power Thousands of UC Davis Dorm Rooms

If UC Davis agrees to the turbines, the company will fully fund and manage the turbines, according to the Aggie.

 

The California Aggie reports that wind energy could be soon power thousands of on-campus dorm rooms: 

Foundation Windpower, a company that specializes in producing renewable energy, has proposed a plan to campus administration that would put up two wind turbines that could potentially produce enough energy to power 7,500 dorm rooms.

If UC Davis agrees to the turbines, the company would fully fund and manage them, according to the Aggie. UC Davis would have to agree to buy 100 percent of the energey created by the turbines. 

Check out the California Aggie story to see how much money the university stands to save on energy costs over the life of the project, according to director of facilities services at UC Davis Student Housing: Renewable energy company proposes wind energy at UC Davis

Share your thoughts below. 

Damon R. January 17, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Putting these on campus its a horrible idea!! Towns where they are placed in the city are experiencing a number of medical problems due to the constant low level sounds produced and the psychological effects of the shadows that are cast from the spinning blades. It must not be allowed anywhere near campus our students daily activities
Mary Jean Quirk January 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM
The turbines will kill many flying animals, bird including raptors, and many bats. More research in design is needed before these huge machines are safe for wildlife.
Roberto January 19, 2013 at 04:32 AM
The smart money says the turbine blades are made in China.

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