Wind for Schools (Presentation)

Research output: NRELPresentation


Schools are key to achieving the goal of producing 20% of the nation's electricity demand. Most significantly, schools are training the scientists, technicians, businesspeople, decisionmakers, and teachers of the future. What students learn and believe about wind energy will impact the United States' ability to create markets and policy, develop and improve technology, finance and implementprojects, and create change in all of our public and private institutions. In the nearer term, school districts have large facility costs, electrical loads, and utility costs. They are always in search of ways to reduce costs or obtain revenue to improve educational programs. Schools value teaching about the science and technology of renewable energy. They are important opinion leaders,particularly in rural communities. And their financial structures are quite different from other institutions (funding, incentives, restrictions, etc.). Learning objectives: The presentation will use case studies, project experience, and discussion with the audience to convey the current status of wind energy applications and education in U.S. schools and understanding of the elements thatcreate a successful school wind energy project. The presentation will provide attendees with a background in the current level of knowledge and generate discussion on several themes.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NamePrepared for WINDPOWER 2007, 3-6 June 2007, Los Angeles, California.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-500-41672


  • schools
  • wind energy
  • wind power


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