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SUNY Canton sets wind turbine discussion

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CANTON — SUNY Canton will host the first of three public information sessions on a proposed wind turbine on campus at 6 p.m. April 16 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s intramural gym.

The college, in consultation with the New York Power Authority and Sustainable Energy Developments, is considering construction of a wind turbine that would provide electricity on campus along with support for academic programming, including alternative and renewable energy systems and electrical engineering technology.

From 2 to 6 p.m. on the same day as the information session, two balloons will be floated at the proposed wind turbine location. One balloon will represent the maximum height of the structure at the tip of a blade extending vertically and the other the position of the blades’ center.

If weather prohibits the balloon float on that day, they will be sent aloft at the same time April 17.

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