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News Archives - 2012

December 18, 2012

Illinois Wind for Schools Program Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Program

Three to five middle and/or high schools are selected each academic year as Illinois Wind for Schools partner schools for intensive support through on-site teacher training and classroom resources.

November 7, 2012

Schools Experience Benefits of Wind Energy Firsthand

Ruth Douglas Miller, Kansas State University Wind Applications Center director, discusses the 25 Wind for Schools installations in Kansas and Darin Headrick, schools superintendent in Greensburg, Kansas, discusses the wind turbine installed in his district.

October 16, 2012

Schools Raise the Roof on Solar Energy

Colorado's largest school district leads by combining solar panels with solar curriculum.

September 25, 2012

Pennsylvania Wind for Schools Project Celebrates its First Wind Turbine Installation and Welcomes Three New Host Schools

A cadre of teachers at the school is excited to use the data from the turbine for in-class activities.

September 5, 2012

Camden Hills Regional High School's WindPlanners: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

A group of 100 students over 8 years conducted research, secured school board permission and town permits, and raised $500,000 to install a wind turbine on their campus.

September 4, 2012

NREL Summer Interns Lap Up Lab Experience

Fifty-nine students from all around the United States do real research in real laboratories that generates real results.

July 31, 2012

Spirit Lake School District Case Study

The Spirit Lake School District in Iowa installed a 250-kilowatt (kW) wind turbine in 1993 and a 750-kW turbine in 2001, providing an example of installed renewable energy for other schools across the nation to follow while offsetting approximately 46% of the district's electricity needs.

July 30, 2012

Native American Schools in Arizona to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund received $5 million in funds following the expansion of the Springerville Generating Station coal plant to support projects that reduce pollution and benefit Native American communities in Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.

July 23, 2012

Illinois Wind for Schools Program: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

The U.S. Energy Department's Wind for Schools project developed an affiliate program to allow states or schools that do not receive direct funding to become involved, the model that Illinois enacted.

May 12, 2012

Student Winners Announced in Solar, Hydrogen and Lithium Ion Fuel Cell Car Races

One hundred four teams from 23 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar, lithium ion, or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.

May 10, 2012

Students to race their innovative solar, hydrogen and lithium ion battery model cars Saturday

Middle school students from around the state will participate in the Junior Solar Sprint, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 12, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the competitions give students the opportunity to show their engineering and design skills by building and racing high-performance model solar, hydrogen fuel cell and battery vehicles.

May 8, 2012

Colorado's Wind for Schools Project Receives Wirth Chair Award: A Wind Powering America Success Story

On April 25, Colorado's Wind for Schools project was honored with a Wirth Chair Award for its work in integrating wind energy into classrooms throughout the state.

April 3, 2012

Colorado's Wind for Schools Project Honored with a Wirth Chair Award

March 8, 2012

Montana State University Extension Produces Wind Energy Curriculum

February 14, 2012

North Carolina Installs Nine Wind for Schools Projects in 2011: A Wind Powering America Success Story

The achievement can be attributed to the group's preliminary work preparing for the multiple installations, which was rewarded when funding was received late in the year.

February 14, 2012

Wind for Schools Project Host School Seeks Sustainability Session Proposals

Priority will be given to sessions that specifically address sustainability in schools and school districts in Colorado. Interactive, non-traditional, and outdoor workshops are encouraged.

February 7, 2012

Success Comes in Twos at the 2012 Science Bowl

Cherry Creek High School scores two dramatic victories in final round at twin-abundant Colorado Science Bowl to secure trip to national competition.

January 31, 2012

KidWind Project Announces 2012 Wind Senators Program

KidWind is looking for 25 educators who are interested in working with teachers to improve wind energy education in their regions.

January 28, 2012

Cherry Creek High School Wins Colorado Science Bowl

Students from Cherry Creek High School won the Colorado High School Science Bowl today. The school will go on to the 22nd National Science Bowl in Washington D.C., Apr. 26-30, where they will compete for the national title against more than 450 students from 68 high schools.

January 3, 2012

Wind for Schools Project Installs Turbines in Arizona and Virginia

In December, Wind for Schools project teams in Arizona and Virginia each installed a new turbine.

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