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December 05, 2016
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Wild about wind in Sullivan County

Stuart replaces the nose cone on an African Wind Power 110 after tightening the blade bolts.

“Localism is the name of the game,” added Riseling. “The hope is we’ll also get some light industry out of this, create jobs and lower the cost of operating a home, business and municipality.” Contact Riseling at sasdonline@gmail.com for more information.

Local learning
SUNY Sullivan launched its Wind Turbine Technology Program last fall. The two-year associate’s degree program includes hands-on learning with a 2.5 kilowatt wind turbine, as well as turbine simulator and classroom study. Students gain working knowledge of both residential and industrial wind turbines, and AC and DC electrical systems failures. They will learn to read electrical schematics, and develop their knowledge of power distribution systems and work safely utilizing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and wind turbine standard operating procedures. For more information visit www.sunysullivan.edu/prostudies/windturbinetech or call 845/434-5750, extension 4287.