PARKER, Colo. (CBS) – A school in Parker is harvesting the wind to power their school and to teach lessons.
On Saturday a 52 foot wind turbine turned for the first time at Ponderosa High School.
A student club helped submit a grant application for the turbine. They received $10,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind for Schools program.
“The students are just nuts about the idea that they can actually turn their good thoughts into hard work,” program facilitator Tom Potter told CBS4.
The turbine will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will study how it works and how wind energy is measured.
Meanwhile, the Douglas County School District is putting solar panels on 30 schools in Highlands Ranch. The 25-year project is expected to save the district millions of dollars in energy costs.
Related Link: WindPoweringAmerica.gov/schools.asp