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Plans Proceed For UNT Wind Turbine Project

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This photo, taken on October 29, 2010, shows wind turbines at work. (credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

This photo, taken on October 29, 2010, shows wind turbines at work. (credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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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