UNT Wind Turbines Face Another Setback

Waiting on repaired equipment

By Justin Hinton
|  Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:01 PM CDT
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UNT Wind Turbines Face Another Setback

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Soon, Apogee Stadium will be powered by wind.

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The complete installation of wind turbines at the University of North Texas has been delayed again.

UNT officials told the Denton Record Chronicle the turbines should have been up and running by now, but they had to send some equipment back for repairs.

In November, project manager Khan Spencer said heavy wind slowed progress.

"Anytime you have to lift heavy equipment with a crane, wind is not your friend," said Khan.

At the same time, Todd Spinks, the director of UNT's Office of Sustainability said UNT would be the first stadium in the nation to be powered partially by wind.

"Football is important in the state of Texas and to bring renewable energy, LEED design approaches to construction and combine that with football and athletics, is extraordinary," said Spinks.

Once the turbine installation is complete, wind will also power parts of the campus.

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