New Addition To Iowa Lakes C.C. Wind Studies Center Is Dedicated

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The new $550,000 addition to the Sustainable Energy Education Center/Wind Energy and Turbine Technology building on the Estherville, Iowa, campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has been officially dedicated.

KCUA-TV reports that the new 6,200 square-foot addition is ready for the spring semester, which begins on Jan. 14. Financing for the facility was paid, in part, with a $350,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

‘This addition provides state-of-the-art technology for our wind energy students and allows them to learn necessary skills for the wind industry in a controlled environment prior to working on wind turbines,’ says Valerie Newhouse, college president. ‘The addition allowed the college to accept two more sections of students into the wind energy program.’

SOURCE: KCUA-TV

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