4/23 UMD Wind Turbine

Apr 23, 2015

Construction of Wind Turbine at UMD Farm.
Credit Brett Groehler, photography director / University of Minnesota Duluth

It's sits on a 65' pole but descends for maintenance.  It's quiet, high-efficiency, generates electricity and several UMD students and staff are working to make sure it doesn't harm birds. 

UMD celebrated Earth Day in grand style with the unveiling of a wind turbine at the University's farm.  It's a pilot project with new wind turbine technology and many diverse University departments all working together.  UMD's Sustainability Director Mindy Granley explains.