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First Wind for Schools Project Turbine Installed in Virginia with Recovery Act Support

February 14, 2011

On February 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joined with local and state leaders in Heathsville, Virginia to announce the first school in Virginia to participate in DOE's Wind for Schools project. Northumberland Middle and High School is participating in the Wind for Schools project through a $20,000 Recovery Act grant from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, funded by DOE's State Energy Program. The ceremony included the installation of a 2.4-kilowatt wind turbine, which will be used as an educational aid while providing the school with clean, renewable energy. Northumberland Middle and High Schools' involvement in the Wind for Schools project answers President Obama's call to improve and expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education nationwide, while encouraging the adoption of clean, renewable energy in communities. Read the full story, Virginia School Installs Wind Turbine with Recovery Act Support.

—Julie Jones