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Peru receiving funding for wind energy study

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2009

Putting up a wind tower takes a lot of money, but in Peru they’re getting some help in the way of grants. Peru has hopes for a 2.5 megawatt turbine.
The latest grant is for just under $29,000.  The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is offering the funding for a feasibility study.  Alderman Ron Wren explained it to the city council Monday night.  He says they need to the study before they can be eligible for more grants. Results of the study will have to be shared with Western Illinois University and the foundation.
It’s the second wind energy grant they’ve been told they’ll be receiving.  The federal Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act includes $1 million towards the turbine, but not for the feasibility study.
Wren says they have a location in mind, but can’t say where.  They’re hoping to have three-quarters of the cost covered through grants and other funding with the city only having to pickup the remain fourth of the cost.

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