wind energy research and training center.

A community college in tucumcari is taking the first step to establish a wind energy research and training center.

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mesalands community college says they will install a wind tubine.

It is expected to offset nearly all of the school's electricity requirements.

And officials say it will provide a training center for the next generation of renewable energy technicians.

Representative from general electric and the college signed a contract yesterday for the one-point-five megawatt wind turbine to be installed.

In addition...the college was awarded two million dollars from the state to help finance the project.