Mesalands ready to buy turbine

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By Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College will be moving one step closer towards the opening of The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) today. “Our attorneys will review the bids (today) and tell us which one we should move forward with,” said Phillip O. Barry during an update of the institute’s progress at […]

College working to ready RFP for wind turbine

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With more than $4 million secured from state and federal dollars, local college officials are now working to set up the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College, starting with a wind turbine. The planned purchase of a turbine must be put out bid. And […]

College gets $2 million for wind program

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was awarded to the North American Wind Research and Training Center being proposed by Mesalands Community College. “We’re very excited” about the announcement that was made on Monday, said Phillip Barry, president of MCC. The grant funds are […]

Cielo behavior after turbine fire unneighborly

When a wind turbine caught fire Sunday on the Caprock southeast of Tucumcari, volunteer firefighters rushed to put it out. Now officials with Cielo Wind Power Inc. seem to be threatening legal action against one of those volunteers if he distributes pictures of what he saw. Nice neighbors, huh? Richard Flint of San Jon said […]

Falling turbine blade causes fire

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Sunday, Jan. 2, a 100-foot-long wind-turbine blade fell from one of the 220 foot tall turbines located on the caprock to the ground striking an electrical transformer which in turn ignited non-toxic mineral oil used as insulation for the turbine causing a blaze at the base of the tower.. […]