Feel the breeze

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If wind is the future, College of the Atlantic is feeling the breeze. On Wednesday, COA is hosting a public reception at Beech Hill Farm, its organic farm in Mount Desert, to celebrate the building and installation of its wind turbine. The reception is at 9:30 a.m.

According to info supplied by COA: The college believes it is the first freestanding wind turbine on Mount Desert Island and the first turbine on a college campus created by students in the state. The turbine is expected to meet the electricity needs of the farm’s combined farmhouse and office.

The turbine,named Valkyrie by the students, was actually  installed on May 12. The celebration on Wednesday will include presentations by faculty and students.