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Abingdon Students Test Wind Possibilities

Abingdon, IL – Abingdon students have been monitoring the wind speeds at their football field for almost one year. Now physics teacher Phil Willis says they're filing for a grant to see what it would take to form their own power cooperative. Willis says the original idea of trying a turbine for one school has grown to installing several turbines. He says students will analyze data on how much power the neighboring school districts ukse. They will then see if turbines might meet all or most of those needs.