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New Mexico State University (NMSU) is participating in the Department of Energy's Windpowering America Program, which targets regional economic development through wind energy.

As participants in the program, the NMSU wind team recently helped co-host and instruct at the Wind Energy Applications Training Symposium workshop in Boulder, Colo., at the National Wind Test Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

"The purpose of the wind energy training is to provide Native Americans, international participants and engineering students with a more in-depth background on wind energy and application tools," says Robert Foster, program manager for the Southwest Region Experiment Station.

Engineering students from NMSU are conducting evaluations and research as part of the wind program. Business students are assessing the political and economic requirements for developing 5 MW to 10 MW wind farms on Mexican farms and ranches. It includes assisting the Mexican Environmental Secretariat in establishing guidelines for wind farm implementation and identifying some appropriate locations.


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