WARREN, Mich. - A turbine windmill will be installed at the Butcher Educational Center in Warren Consolidated Schools as part of a new focus on energy management and renewable energy education, according to the Advisor & Source.

The school board has established a Renewable Energy Institute that will manage and track energy consumption, develop a K-12 energy conservation curriculum and provide staff training and awareness, the Advisor & Source reported. The board is buying the Windspire windmill from Southern Exposure Renewable Energy Co., which distributes the vertical axis windmills for Nevada-based Mariah Power.

Students and staff from the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center and the Career Preparation Center will use it to conduct research, according to the Advisor & Source.

SOURCE:
The Advisor & Source, "WCS creates Renewable Energy Institute," Nov. 30, 2008

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Digest, "Huron County teachers win DTE Energy grants," March 11, 2008

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