The University of North Texas (UNT) has received a $2 million grant from the State Energy Conservation Office to install three wind turbines that will feed the electrical grid that provides power to the university's new football stadium and other buildings.
The stadium is scheduled to open in September, and the 100 kW turbines are expected to be installed by the end of the year. It is estimated that the three wind turbines will offset the energy consumption of Mean Green Village, the area of campus surrounding the new stadium, by about 6% and eliminate 323 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
A Web-based monitoring system will provide details on energy production, carbon-reduction statistics and empirical data that can be used for both educational and research purposes at UNT.
Design and construction of the turbines is expected to begin immediately. The UNT System Board of Regents selected HKS DesignGreen for the design of the turbines and supporting structure. The construction manager will be selected shortly.
SOURCE: University of North Texas