A 900kW wind turbine estimated to prevent 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions will be built at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana. The carbon offset project is part of NativeEnergy’s Help Build scheme in which companies such as as Ebay, GreenMountain, Coffee Roasters, ClifBar and Aveda finance projects to help them get off the ground. The School will save a net of $1.7 million during the first 20 years of operation of the project.
“The wind turbine is a winning project all around. The school will utilize its own source of renewable energy, reduce our carbon footprint and have a hands-on learning facility. The project also contributes clean energy to the grid and corporate sponsors receive carbon credits to offset their unavoidable emissions,” said Ron Green, the superintendent of the Shenandoah School Corporation.
Other interesting facts about the new wind farm is that the emissions it prevents equals to the emissions of 30,000 barrels of crude oil or 1.5 million gallons of gasoline. Besides, the students will get an education on wind power technology.
An engineering and construction company from Indianapolis called Performance Services is in charge of the project.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.