MA to Get $25M for Wind Testing

The Boston Globe is reporting today that Massachusetts is in line for $25 million in funding for a wind turbine testing facility to be located on the Mystic River in Charlestown. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was expected to announce the funding, which is part of the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus package, during a visit to the site this morning. The creation of the facility, where very long wind turbine blades (up to 300 feet in length) will be tested under various hydraulic stresses, is expected to crate 250 short-term construction jobs and 10 long-term positions.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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