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DkIT hope to have wind turbine back in action ‘in the near future’

DkIT hope to have wind turbine back in action ‘in the near future’

Dundalk Institute of Technology say they hope to have the iconic wind turbine at the Dublin Road campus back in action in the near future.

The turbine has been out of action for over two months due to extensive renovations.

A spokesperson for the Institute told LMFM news at lunchtime that they anticipate the renovations will be complete “in the near future.”

The 60 metre high wind turbine was erected in 2005 and can generate enough electricity to support up to 80% of the institute’s annual electricity requirement.

At the time of its erection DkIT was the first third-level college in Ireland to have a large commercial wind turbine on campus.

Each of the three blades is 26m long and, depending on the wind, it can produce up to 850 kilowatts of power.

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