ISU farm considers turbines
LEXINGTON - Illinois State University may secure up to five 1.5 megawatt wind turbines at its research farm near here.
March 26, 2006
by Anddrea Frampton
in Journal Star
The university is in negotiations with an undisclosed company on building a small wind farm of three to five turbines. The project could cost anywhere from $6 million to $10 million dollars, according to Randy Winter, agricultural economics professor and member of the ISU wind farm research team.
"It's looking hopeful. It's a matter of whether parties can agree about revenue, selling power to the grid and a power purchase agreement," Winter said. "We'll know more in the coming weeks."
Winter said the project would show "real-life informational data" on whether wind can provide an economic and viable... [continue via Web link]