Hastings High School students will soon have the opportunity to watch a wind turbine up close and personal.
On Tuesday, a 45-foot-tall, 2.4 kilowatt wind turbine was erected on the Hastings High campus as part of the Wind for Schools program.
Jim Fielder, a Hastings High physics teacher, said he doesn’t know quite yet how he’ll incorporate the turbine into his classroom teaching but said it will definitely generate some conversation.
“There’s a big push now for alternative energy,” he said. “I teach physics and we could look at some things like power output and energy efficiency and things like that.”
Fielder said this generation of students is learning more about renewable energy every day and hears about it everywhere, from the classroom to the news.