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WPI Student Research Helps Harness Wind Power at Worcester School

09/30/2008

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Holy Name Central Catholic Junior Senior High School, at 114 Granite St., has completed construction of its 262-foot-tall wind turbine, which is visible from the highways that weave through the city as well as from WPI’s Gordon Library second floor. The turbine, which started as a project extensively researched by four 2007 graduates of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is the first in Worcester. The students tirelessly worked for two years as part of a required academic project. They collected data, researched the feasibility and construction of a wind turbine, and applied to federal agencies on behalf of Holy Name – all work that led to successful grant approval. The wind turbine was expected to start working the week of Sept. 29, 2008 and has garnered attention from the Worcester media.

Read WPI’s press release about the research conducted by WPI students as part of the Holy Name wind turbine project.

http://www.wpi.edu/news/20067/holyname.html

Watch NECN/Channel 3’s “Worcester News Tonight” broadcast of the Holy Name wind turbine.

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/Worcester-school-now-powered-by-wind/1222299831.html

Watch the Telegram & Gazette’s video footage.

http://www.telegram.com/assets/static/video/2008/windTurbine/

Read the Telegram & Gazette’s news article.

http://www.telegram.com/article/20080929/NEWS/809290343/1004/NEWS04