Wind turbine at N.H. college to help with research

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NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) - Colby-Sawyer College has set up a 50-foot wind turbine on campus that will allow students to gather energy data.

The turbine is in front of the Susan Colgate Cleveland Library and Learning Center at the New London school. It can generate up to 450 kilowatt-hours per month.

College officials tell the Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/16UtBk0) that's just small fraction of the up to 4 million kilowatt-hours the school uses on average, but its purpose is more educational.

The turbine has a computer-based monitoring system that allows for gathering data on its effectiveness and under different weather conditions.


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