The University of Delaware (UD) is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbine located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. – a joint collaboration between UD and Gamesa.
According to the university, the turbine has generated 23.47 million kWh of electricity over the past five years – more than enough renewable energy to power the laboratories, offices and other buildings on the Lewes campus.
The Lewes Board of Public Works purchased 5.35 million kWh of the surplus electricity. This is enough surplus energy to power approximately 108 homes per year for five years. In total, the turbine has displaced approximately 17,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
‘The turbine has performed splendidly, generating carbon-free energy for UD and the people of Lewes, who also have embraced the wind turbine as representing progress toward clean energy,’ notes Jeremy Firestone, professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's School of Marine Science and Policy and director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration.Â