Cape Tech Turbine debut

Ribbon cutting & dedication of wind turbine at the Cape Cod Tech Saturday

Cape & Islands Self-Reliance sponsored workshop which built it

T here will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and commissioning of a small wind turbine at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 P.M.


The Cape Cod Tech turbine debuted Saturday, June 18 at 3pm.  Shown here in operation on June 19.  cctoday photo.

The turbine, which is being installed as part of a six-day apprentice-level workshop, taking place from Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18, 2005, is being installed to produce clean electricity at the school but also as a learning tool for the students.

You can read more about the specific turbine by clicking here or on the photo on the right.

Cape Cod Regional Tech students participate

Two electrical students from the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will be participating in the workshop along with the electrical instructor, Mike Ready. This opportunity for the students as well as the other attendees to learn about small wind technology, how to site and permit a wind turbine, and receive hands-on experience installing a residential-scale wind energy system is something of a novelty in the region.

If watching a wind turbine makes you hungry, consider attending the Annual Meeting of Clean Power Now at 6:30 on the same day as this dedication. See the related story here.

The workshop is being sponsored by Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corporation. Ian Woofenden (Northwest Coordinator for the Solar Energy Institute and Senior Editor of Homepower Magazine), and Tom Wineman (Principal and Lead Installer of Clean Energy Design; Osterville, MA) are the leading instructors of the workshop. This program is part of a collaborative educational effort through the Cape Cod Community Collegeâ??s Environmental Technology Program, the two regional technical high schools, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Clean Energy Design and Self-Reliance. Program support was made possible through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborativeâ??s Renewable Energy Trust, The Cape Cod Economic Development Council and the Cape Cod Community Collegeâ??s grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • Where: Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich, MA. 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue. From the Mid Cape Highway (route 6) get off at Exit 10 (Route 124). Follow signs to Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. School will be on your right. Park in the visitors parking lot.Be well.
  • When; Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 P.M.
  • What; A small wind turbine capable of providing the electricity for one home, see example here.

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