Plans Proceed For UNT Wind Turbine Project

DENTON (AP) – The Mean Green is going greener.

University of North Texas regents on Thursday approved hiring an architect or engineer and the budget for a campus wind turbine project.

The turbines are planned at Mean Green Village, which is part of the school’s football stadium project.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports the plan is for three 125-foot-tall wind turbines. The devices will help provide electricity for the stadium, which is under construction and scheduled to be ready for next season.

The State Energy Conservation Office has offered a $2 million grant. UNT administrators say a feasibility study, done this year, produced positive results.

Vice Chancellor Richard Escalante says the project is expected to provide savings for the school.

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One Comment

  1. jerome says:

    I did not realize there was strong enough winds for turbines in this area.
    It seems like a waiste to put up Turbines just for a Football Stadium.
    I wonder if they are going to be doing net metering.

    1. NT Wind Installer says:

      The proposed location of the wind turbines has a 5.4 m/s or 12 mph average annual wind speed The three turbines will produce acombinedt 220,000 kWH yearly. The ROI for the project with free money is $9,460.00 per year. Since UNT is there own utility company they are not required to meter the production of the turbines. I am sure they will, but the economic justification for the project is just not there!

  2. says:

    I tried to install a small wind turbine at my property on Lake Lewisville but the city won’t allow it…. Go Mean Green !!!!

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