The 2-megawatt Gamesa G90 wind turbine will be
installed on the Lewes campus this spring.
We’ve all heard a lot of talk about green energy. But the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) is taking steps to make a land-based wind turbine on its Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., a reality.
Learn more about the project at a question and answer session to be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in Cannon Lab Room 104 at the Lewes campus on Pilottown Road.
The session, which is free and open to the public, will include an overview of the project and what its development could mean for the campus and the community. Simulations of how the 2-megawatt turbine will appear from different vantage points also will be available.
The project is spearheaded by UD and Gamesa Technology Corporation Inc., with the City of Lewes as a key partner. In addition to providing carbon-free electricity generation, the project will enhance research in areas such as turbine corrosion, avian impacts, and policy issues related to renewable energy. Information gained from the project is expected to help the university and Gamesa establish the first offshore wind turbine in the Americas in 2011 or 2012.
Learn more about this project and other CEOE initiatives at www.ceoe.udel.edu.