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School Wind Project at Mt. Edgecumbe High School

Here you will find information about the school wind energy project at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. You can locate other school wind projects for K-12, community colleges, universities, and more on our Google Map.

Mt. Edgecumbe High School

1330 Seward Ave

Sitka, AK 99835-9438

United States


Host: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple Moorings facility

Size: 2.4 kW

Technology: Skystream 3.7

Type: K-12

Wind for Schools Type: Wind for Schools Project

Status: Operating

Commission Date: December 15, 2010

More Information

Wind Powering America. "Alaska Installs Third Wind for Schools Turbine." (December 15, 2010.)



  • U.S. Coast Guard donated the wind turbine at approximately $8,000 and provided in-kind assistance with planning and installation
  • Mt. Edgecumbe High, $4,000
  • City of Sitka Electrical Department, $5,000
  • Southwest Windpower, 40% discount on the tower and foundation
  • Lynden Cargo, free shipping
  • Renewable Energy Alaska Project, $1,000 donation toward the turbine cost
  • Sitka Ready Mix, in-kind donations
  • Jacoby Construction, in-kind donations

Math and physics teacher Matt Hunter championed the project after seeing a newspaper advertisement for the Wind for Schools project.

Project Content Last Updated: April 25, 2012