While the Victorian government is implementing it’s anti wind-industry policy, some other governments are doing the opposite …
US government project gets small scale wind into schools and universities
The US Department of Energy’s ‘Wind Powering America’ program sponsors the ‘Wind for Schools‘ project to raise awareness in rural USA about the benefits of wind energy while simultaneously developing a wind energy knowledge base in future leaders.
One aspect of the ‘Wind for Schools’ program is that it helps install small wind turbines at rural elementary and secondary schools and develops Wind Application Centers at higher education institutions.
There is a map of all the schools and universities with small scale turbines available here.
In addition, through the Wind for Schools project activity, curricula is being developed and implemented at both the university and K-12 level. At the university level the project is aimed at educating college students in wind energy applications with a focus on hands-on small wind project development through classes and field work. Curricula is developed and shared among the Wind Application Centers, each typically focusing on specific technical areas that are the strengths of the respective professors and institutions.