Wind for Schools program expanding to five more states

Wind for Schools, the program funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support wind energy education programs at universities, primary and secondary schools, announced a series of $60,000 grants to universities in Alaska, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia to lead projects in those states.

The grants will help the schools develop educational programs to improve understanding of wind technology among students in the states. The grants will be awarded to Appalachian State University (North Carolina), James Madison University (Virginia), Northern Arizona University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Alaska.

The Wind for Schools program is aimed in part at helping to create a skilled workforce for the wind industry, one of the needs identified in the Department of Energy's 2008 20% Wind report.

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