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UMass Dartmouth Turbine In Need of Repair

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The wind turbine at UMass Dartmouth has been almost completely idle since it’s installation about six months ago. But university officials say that will change soon.

UMass Dartmouth spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News the turbine does spin, but not consistently.

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Hoey says the turbine needs some new parts to make it fully operational, but those parts are difficult to find.

The campus received the turbine at no cost from Cape Cod Community College, and only had to pay for the siting and installation, a nearly $1million bill.

Hoey says the turbine should be repaired within the next few weeks.

Once it’s up and running, the 600-kilowatt turbine should save the campus $125,000 a year in energy costs.

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