Sunday, December 26, 2010

And now a word from our sponsor...

On December 20th I received notice that our Hybrid Trainer / Sand Rail project is to receive funding from the Innovation Grant Fund of the NMC Foundation. I applied for the grant back in November and could not be happier to have this sponsorship awarded to our department. This should allow us to have the trainer in "rolling chassis" form, ready to show at the NMC Energy Expo & Aero Park Laboratories Open House on January 15. This event will serve as the grand opening of NMC's fourth building on the Aero Park Campus. This building will house NMC's Renewable Energy and Construction Technology classes starting with the spring 2011 semester. For more information on this event, please visit NMC's website here. The Aero Park Laboratory is located directly across the street from our Automotive Service Technology building, so I couldn't help but notice their new wind turbine being installed last week. I just happened to have my camera with me, so here is a picture of the turbine being set up:

 
 I would like to send a big Thank You to the Foundation for their sponsorship. If you are following this blog and are interested in renewable energy, please make plans to attend the Grand Opening on January 15. There will be numerous exhibitors and industry experts there to answer your questions. And, time permitting, we will be showing our trainer and answering questions about hybrid electric vehicles. 

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