The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be getting two 2-megawatt wind turbines to meet the energy needs of the campus.
The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2014 and will contribute to Maryland’s goal of generating 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2022.
G. Dale Wesson…vice president for research and economic development told the Salisbury Dealy Times that the university expects faculty and students to be fully engaged in the effort as a research project.
Two years ago the university built 2.2 megawatt solar farm on 17 acres that was once a campus cornfield.
The 78-hundred-panel solar project was hailed as one of the largest on an American campus…that would provide 15 percent of the university’s energy needs during times of the highest usage.