(Photos provided by UNT)
The University of North Texas is finished installing three community-scale wind turbines. The turbines are not operational yet as they are being tested. The installation work depended on Mother Nature's fickle ways. The process began several weeks ago, but components of the turbines couldn't be lifted into place during high winds or rain, according to the university.
The three 150-foot tall wind turbines sit on land southwest of the stadium and will inject about half a million kilowatt hours a year into one of UNT'spower grids. That wind energy is expected to save the university $40,000 to $50,000 a year, the Star-Telegram reported earlier this year.
The turbines were funded by a $2 million grant from the State Energy Conservation Office.