From an article by Nick Paulson in the Steven Point Journal:
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is taking the first step in a plan to place a wind turbine on its radio tower.
Last week, the Student Government Association received the go-ahead from administrators to conduct a wind assessment.
The tower, located west of Stevens Point on County Highway PP, is owned by the university and used by WWSP 90FM, the student-run radio station. With the height, it’s a prime location.
“I think what is driving this is the location; it is the second-highest point in Portage County,” said John Gosz, 90FM’s faculty adviser.
Now with administrative approval, SGA President Katie Kloth will complete the application for the assessment, then request the $600 it will cost through the SGA Finance Committee.
All money coming from the Sustainability Reserve must be approved by the Finance Committee.
Kloth and Gosz say they aren’t sure the turbine will be feasible, but they need to know whether there is enough wind to make continued investigation worthwhile.
“We might as well look,” Kloth said.