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Wind turbines provide energy used at Quinnipiac U.

November 11, 2009

A new park for students living at the York Hill campus of Connecticut's Quinnipiac University features an array of wind turbines intended to project serenity while producing energy.

Called Windspires, Quinnipiac University's "wind garden" consists of 25 upright cylindrical turbines at heights of 35 to 45 feet that spin slowly in virtual silence.

Together, the turbines are expected to generate about 32,000 kilowatt hours a year - roughly the equivalent of lighting one floor of the campus’s five-level 2,000-car parking garage.

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Read the full story and see a photo in the New York Times.