Sept. 29, 2009
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Wind power workshop offers clean alternatives
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research will offer two sessions of a "Wind Power 101 Workshop," from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Participants will learn strategies for reducing their home and business utility costs and decreasing environmental impact.
Joe and Lisa DiFrancisco of North Coast Energy Systems will explain the basics of planning for residential scale wind power systems. Wind power is a renewable, green source of energy. Recent advances in wind generation technology have put small-scale wind power within the homeowner's reach.
The DiFranciscos will demonstrate the wind turbine in use at the Macoskey Center. The turbine produces electricity for the environmental facility. Each participant will also receive a wind design workbook.
The cost of the workshop is $30; $15 for SRU students. Registration is required. Call the center at 724.738.4050.
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