Wind Power Comes to Sitka

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

Wind power has arrived in Sitka.

Mt. Edgecumbe High School and the US Coast Guard have collaborated on the installation of a wind turbine on the Sitka Channel alongside the cutter Maple.

The project has been seven months in the making. It is the third turbine in Alaska installed under the national Wind for Schools program run by the U.S. Department of Energy.

KCAW’s Robert Woolsey attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on a recent breezy afternoon.

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