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6 wind turbines being built in Dane County


MADISON (WKOW) -- Six wind turbines are being constructed on Epic Systems' Verona campus. Bruce Richards, the company's director of facilities and engineering says the turbines will provide about 85 percent of Epic's energy needs by 2014.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports a geothermal system currently heats and cools the medical software manufacturer's campus and solar panels generate electricity.

Richards wouldn't discuss the wind turbine project's costs, but says the company expects savings to meet construction costs within seven years. Each turbine will have three 135-foot blades spinning atop a 262-foot tower. They're expected to be visible from the tall buildings in downtown Madison, including the Capitol.


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