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Wind Energy Education or Training Program at Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center

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Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center

Nome, AK

United States

(64.5011/-165.4063)

Size: 2.4 kW

Technology: Skystream 3.7

Type: Other Education

Wind for Schools Type: Wind for Schools Project

Status: Operating

Commission Date: October 31, 2011

Discussion

Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) is a joint-venture regional vocation training center between the Bering Straits School District and Nome Public Schools. In September 2011, students from the villages of Golovin, Koyuk, Nome, Shaktoolik, and Teller participated in a NACTEC renewable energy course, working with Bering Straits Development Company construction workers to construct the tower foundation. Students gained hands-on experience in excavation, building forms, pouring concrete, wiring rebar, installing anchor bolts, burying wires, and backfilling holes. In October 2011, a second class of students helped with the turbine installation. The wind turbine will be used as a hands-on educational tool for a new renewable energy program.

Project Content Last Updated: April 25, 2012