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Engineering School collaborates with Metro Water on pilot wind-solar based power generating facility

Posted in NEWS on Monday, December 13th, 2010

[Originally published by News and Public Affairs in MyVU]

The mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering is setting up a small scale, wind-solar research and teaching power generating facility at Love Circle in Hillsboro Village. The pilot project is being done in collaboration with Nashville Metro Water Supply.

The facility should produce about 30 kWh each day, the average amount of power consumed by a U.S. household daily.

Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of mechanical engineering and project leader, hopes the project will:

  • Demonstrate the feasibility of setting up alternative energy power generation facilities
  • Develop a field-based alternative energy research and training facility for engineering students

Contact: Brenda Ellis

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