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Wind turbines soon to be fully operational at I-Square

July 15, 2017 11:07 PM

If you’ve been in the town of Irondequoit this week, you have probably seen the recently installed wind turbines in I-Square.

Those aren’t running yet, however.  Mike Nolan, the owner of I-Square, says they expect to have it fully operational by next week. It’s the completion of a project they’ve worked on for years.

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Mike Nolan, owner of I-Square:  “The more we researched, [and]  the more we looked into it, we realized what a perfect opportunity we had at I-Square to install a number of different sustainable practices."

The 105 foot wind turbines are Nolan’s brainchild.

Mike Nolan, owner of I-Square:  “We want to demonstrate all 5 sustainable or renewable forms of energy in one building.”

These will provide power to the “all-green Imaginarium” – set to be built in the spot next to I-Square's main building. 

Mike Nolan, owner I-Square:  “The Imaginarium’s vision is to show people you can live completely off the earth. You don’t need oil, or gas, or any of these other things to survive.”

The facility will be used for student field trips to help them learn more about sustainable energy. 

As a teacher and resident of Irondequoit, Louis Dicesar says the wind turbines and the Imaginarium are a welcome addition.

Louis Dicesar, Irondequoit: “Learning about alternative energy is something i think we have to embrace as a society.”

Louis Dicesar, Irondequoit: “I just can’t wait for it to open and take advantage of all it has to offer and continue to add to this great development.”

The Imaginarium is still under construction and is expected to be finished in late fall. Once open, the facility will be free to the public.

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Nina Porciuncula

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