According to the Quad-Cities Online, the Erie, PA school district hopes to be fully harnessing green energy by Sept 14h of this year.
They expect a new wind power project, consisting of a 200-foot turbine and 114 blades to be operational by the end of August.
“When the system is up and running, the Erie school district will be the only one in the United States to have all its buildings – the high school, middle school, elementary school and annex – powered solely by wind energy.”
The turbine is expected to save about $4 million in energy costs over the next 30 years. The turbine will generate 1.2 megawatts, which will generate enough electricity to not only power the schools but to also power some more buildings in the future.