South Texas school district plans 2 wind turbines

December 19, 2011 6:05:19 AM PST
A South Texas school district has announced plans for two wind turbines to help power campuses and provide high-tech learning for students.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Monday that the Sinton Independent School Display will use nearly $1.5 million in federal grants to help build the 100-kilowatt turbines.

Superintendent Steve VanMatre says construction could start in late January. He says the district is projected to save about $50,000 annually in energy costs by using the turbines.

VanMatre also says that students in science, technology, engineering and math programs will benefit by following the construction and use of the wind turbines.

Sinton is a town of nearly 5,700, located 25 miles north of Corpus Christi.

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