HVCC wind turbines unveiled at TEC-SMART facility
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MALTA, N.Y. -- Hudson Valley Community College is going green, thanks to a pair of wind turbines that will help power the campus.
The turbines were unveiled by the College and the New York Energy Research and Development Authority at Malta's TEC-SMART facility on Wednesday.
In addition to providing power, they will also be used as a teaching tool for students.
NYSERDA provided $29,000 for the turbines. The two, five-kilowatt turbines are 120 feet tall and will generate nearly 2,500 kilowatt hours of clean renewable energy.
HVCC Executive Director Joe Sarubbi said, "This particular wind turbine would actually supply enough energy for a standard home within New York State, over the course of the year."
Sen. Roy McDonald said, "What they have done in this area of the future is going to make a major difference. We've got to get behind this and recognize what's happening, and we need to realize this is the future, right here, right now, that we're going to be a part of."
TEC-SMART opened in January. The $13.5 million facility has more than a dozen classrooms and laboratories.