U of M Wind Research Facility 24 Oct 11

The University of Minnesota is flipping the switch on a new wind research station this week at the university’s UMore Park property in Rosemount. The research station includes a 420-foot-tall wind turbine and a 426-foot-tall research tower. The facility will host research into wind energy and train workers for the industry. The facility is the product of a $7.9-million grant from the US Department of Energy to the U of M and its private-sector partners. It was 1 of 3 such partnerships to receive a grant in 2009. The public commissioning ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.