Brown announces $750,000 for wind energy projects at the UT

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Brown announces $750,000 for wind energy projects at the UT

13abc – WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced that the University of Toledo will receive $750,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Energy in order to support wind technology development at the school. The grant will be used for modeling and simulation of a two-bladed offshore turbine for use in the Great Lakes. This project, selected through a competitive process, reflects on Ohio's reputation as an center for education in cutting-edge energy manufacturing.

"Ohio's schools are at the forefront of cutting-edge clean energy research and development," Sen. Brown said. "These funds will allow the University of Toledo to contribute to our goal of putting the first offshore wind turbine in freshwater. Wind energy will not only lower costs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but will also create new demand for components produced by Ohio's supply chain."

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