Wind Energy Recommendations for Juda School District

Author

Abigail Becker

Metrics

The objective of this assessment was to provide the Juda School District, a small school district located in southern Wisconsin, with a sustainability analysis of installing a wind turbine.
Considering the effect and impact of climate change, using more clean and renewable energy is a
goal of the Juda School District.
To get a better rounded understanding on the environmental, economic, and social sustainability
of wind turbines, established literature and information was researched. From this it was found
that the positive impacts of using wind energy is that it does not generate any greenhouse gas
emission, it uses less water than coal energy production, and that it disturbs the least amount of
wildlife and local environments. Negative aspects were also noted. The two most prominent
negative impacts was its effects on birds and bat mortality and the sound and visual concerns
expressed by local communities. The different kinds of turbines were also looked at to see if any
type of turbine was more advantageous.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director
gavin@cows.org
608-261-1141

University Faculty Contact
Andrea Hicks
Civil and Environmental Engineering

hicks5@wisc.edu

Local Government / Community Contact
Scott Anderson

Teacher at Juda School

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