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El Centro looking to create wind farm in downtown Dallas


By CRAIG CIVALE / WFAA-TV

DALLAS — El Centro College is looking to install nearly two dozen wind turbines to save money on electricity.

The college has been testing one 15-foot turbine (they call it the "energy ball") on the roof of their historic Sanger Brothers Complex in downtown Dallas.

"It comes in from the windmill in DC current," explained David Browning, El Centro's Vice President of Business. "Then it goes in the box that converts it back to AC."

The project has been gathering wind data and supplying some power to the campus, which is looking to expand the project. Instead of one turbine in the middle of the roof, Browning envisions rows of turbines.

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