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Wind Turbines

ECI Wind and Solar of Fairmount, Ind., was awarded the contract to construct and install two wind turbines that generate power for Taylor University’s $41.5 million Euler Science Complex.

According to company CEO Eric Cotton, ECI Wind and Solar has installed a number of renewable energy systems throughout the State of Indiana. Taylor officials said that renewable wind energy was a component of earning LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification for the complex, which opened in the fall of 2012.

At a cost of $700,000, the Taylor University project consisted of two Endurance E-3120 50 KW wind turbines, which were installed on 120 foot monopole towers. ECI also installed a 10 KW solar photovoltaic system on the science complex.

Cotton said the project represents a significant milestone in the growth of ECI Wind and Solar. "This project will allow us to expand our workforce. It is a great example of how renewable energy projects lead to real economic development while providing energy independence, educational experience and environmental benefit," said Cotton.

About ECI Wind and Solar: ECI Wind and Solar designs and installs turnkey renewable energy solutions and has installed some of the most notable Renewable Energy Systems in the State of Indiana, including the largest battery based system in the Midwest.

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Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana. The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love and truth to a world in need. Beyond being named the number one Baccalaureate College in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, Taylor’s science program is one of the premier programs among Christian colleges and universities throughout the United States. The Euler Science Complex – opened fall semester of 2012 — was built to pursue LEED gold specifications and houses many sustainability features that allow for more innovative research, teaching and learning by faculty and students. Taylor University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).