EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) The city of Emporia has its first wind turbine.
KVOE-AM reports faculty and students of Flint Hills Technical College were on hand this week as the 2.5-kilowatt turbine was raised after two years of planning.
The final step will be connecting the turbine to a computer that will register energy savings.
Flint Hills Technical College will use the turbine to help power its Jones Education Center, which also gets power from photovoltaic cells.
The turbine will also be a teaching tool. The college’s Power Plant Technology and Sustainability Studies programs both plan to use it in their curricula.