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The University of Delaware (UD) and Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica have finalized an agreement to install a utility-scale 2 MW Gamesa wind turbine at UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in 2010.

Project partners anticipate that the wind turbine will stand approximately 400 feet high from its tower base to the apex of its blade at peak rotation. Each of the turbine's three blades will be approximately 140 feet long.

The wind turbine is expected to provide electricity for the entire campus, which is part of UD's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. At times, the turbine is expected to generate more than enough power for the campus, any excess power will be fed to the electric grid for use by others in Lewes.

In addition, UD says the project will enhance the two parties' research in areas such as turbine corrosion, avian impacts and policy issues related to renewable energy.

SOURCE: The University of Delaware


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