Miami University's new wind turbine

OXFORD, Ohio (FOX19) - Miami University dedicated its first wind turbine, Friday at Miami's Ecology Resource Center.

More than 40 students, faculty and staff attended the dedication.

It is expected to produce enough energy to pay for $780 of electric each year.

"This is a modest but very important achievement for sustainability at Miami," said David Prytherch, associate professor of geography and the university's sustainability coordinator.

The wind turbine is 37.3 feet tall. It can produce power from winds as low as 5 mph.

The effort to get the wind turbine was started by an engineering class submitting a proposal to the Miami University Revolving Green Fund.

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