Two wind turbines donated to HVCC
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MALTA, N.Y. -- Hudson Valley Community College dedicated a new lab at its TEC-SMART facility in Malta.
The new General Electric wind technology lab opened with a ribbon cutting. GE donated two wind turbines and related components to HVCC, with an estimated value of $400,000.
"To be able to use the turbines they have donated to the college, so that we can train students on that state-of-the-art equipment is very, very important. It creates an opportunity for our students to then, move on to world leaders like GE and to be able to contribute through their expertise," HVCC President Dr. Andrew Matonak said.
"We have a tremendous demand for new technicians to service the wind turbines that we're deploying around the world. And these colleges, at the community college level, we find are a perfect feeder for the kind of talent and technical skills we're looking at to come into that," said Dan Lance of General Electric.
GE says it has more than 17,000 wind turbines worldwide.