Texas lands major wind turbine research lab

The future of clean, renewable wind energy will be planned on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, today welcomed the announcement by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman that Texas will be home to one of two large-scale wind turbine research and testing facilities. This facility will develop the next generation of wind turbine technology, which will produce more kilowatts per turbine.

The Lone Star Wind Alliance includes the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University, the Houston Advanced Research Center, Stanford University, Montana State University, New Mexico State University, Old Dominion University, the Texas General Land Office, the State Energy Conservation Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, Governor Rick Perry, Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman and Good Company Associates.

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