Army Corps of Engineers Erects New Wind Turbine for Sustainable Energy Project

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ArmyWindTurbineThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has unveiled a second wind turbine in Utah as part of the Tooele Army Depot’s sustainable energy network project.

USACE said Monday the new 300-foot turbine and the first unit completed in July 2010 will contribute to a $6.5 million sustainable energy network project that aims to generate 2 megawatts of power when it becomes fully operational later this year.

Both two turbines could generate up to 60 percent of the depot’s energy requirements combined, the Army added.

A 1.5-megawatt solar array with 429 Stirling engine solar dishes across 15 acres will also contribute to Tooele’s renewable energy mission of producing its own energy needs come 2020.

The Corps of Engineers’ collaboration with the depot is part of the Energy Conservation Investment Program that aims to support military installations and provide environmental and tactical benefits.

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