May 9, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:26 pm

Two Rivers school installs wind spire

Two Rivers Magnet School in East Hartford installed a 1.2 kilowatt wind spire using a $6,000 grant from a Washington, D.C. environmental education group.

Project Learning Tree of Washington, D.C. provided the grant money to Two Rivers to help students learn about renewable energy and monitoring, as well as help the school save on its energy costs.

The propeller-free, vertical axis wind spire will generate 2,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year in 11 mph winds for the Capitol Region Education Council school.

An electronic monitoring device to log the wind speed and kilowatt hours saved will help the students use the spire as a learning tool.

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