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Seminar on building wind farms this morning at Wausau East

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A crane installed the nacelee, or generator part, of a new 155-foot tall wind turbine at Wausau East High School.  The Northwind turbine will produce 100 kilowatts of electricity or about 5 percent of the school's electricity.  A second, smaller 15-kilowatt turbine will be installed in late October 2009.
A crane installed the nacelee, or generator part, of a new 155-foot tall wind turbine at Wausau East High School. The Northwind turbine will produce 100 kilowatts of electricity or about 5 percent of the school's electricity. A second, smaller 15-kilowatt turbine will be installed in late October 2009.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A seminar this morning will help farmers and other rural residents learn more about installing wind turbines on their properties.

The central part of the state is not as windy as communities along Lake Michigan and southeastern Wisconsin. But experts say there are some locations around Lincoln and Marathon counties that are perfect for wind production.

“It depends on the farm, it depends on the site,” said Tom Cadwallader, agricultural development educator for the UW Extension in Lincoln and Marathon counties. “We do have unique sites that, because of our topography, you do see some good wind speeds.”

Incentives available through Focus on Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal stimulus package make it possible for residents to have up to 80 percent of their wind turbine projects paid for. Residents are also eligible for credits from their utility.

The seminar is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the base of two wind turbines at Wausau East high school. A light continental breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m.

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