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See construction of the Weather Station , Solar Power Array, and the Wind Generator

Energy projects

The Engineering Technology Department at CFCC is pursuing Alternative Energy projects
including wind and solar power. A wind study has been implemented at
the North Campus in order to confirm the most effective wind turbine
installation. We were able to install a anemometer on a 45′ tall pole
designed to collect wind speed data so we can determine/confirm the
effective height/placement of our tower. In addition, a solar power
(PV) array study will be underway soon.

Weather Station

Joe Stokes, EET lead Instructor
at CFCC and Jason Epstein, from Outer Ring Energy and Shawn M. Russell,
Engineering Technology Department Chair, make up this exciting and
knowledgeable team.

Joe Stokes and Shawn Russell
at the UV powered base
45 foot tower installed and
ready to collect data
Jason Epstein – All systems

Solar Power Array


The solar array installation; foundation, electrical, tracker,
photovoltaics, controls. components get installed after careful design
and placement calculations


The Solar Array project is now operational. It tracks the sun with
a 600 watt photovoltaic collectors and delivers renewable
electricity to the applied technologies building grid and batteries for
storage and local usage.

The Wind Generator


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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