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Ecotech Institute, a Denver-based college focused on preparing graduates for careers in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, recently received a large gearbox for its Wind Energy Technology program, giving students the chance to learn on equipment that many will eventually use in their career.

Winergy, a subsidiary of Siemens, donated the 20-ton Eichoff gearbox.

"We are so thankful for this generous donation. Within the wind industry, it is commonly understood that proper maintenance, as well as predictive analysis of oil and vibrations, can extend the life of the gearbox," says Shawn Lamb, program director of wind energy technology at Ecotech Institute.





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