With Opening Day just around the corner, the Cleveland Indians have become the first major-league baseball club to install a wind turbine at their ballpark.
The Associated Press reports the club put in a new corkscrew-shaped wind turbine at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The turbine was designed by a professor at Cleveland State University. Development of the turbine was funded by federal and state grants.
From the AP:
“With this project we hope to not only benefit the environment by increasing our use of renewable energy, but also help an impressive new technology generate local jobs by taking advantage of Cleveland’s great manufacturing workforce and factories,” said Brad Mohr, assistant director of ballpark operations. “Working together with Cleveland State, we can take advantage of this great opportunity to continue to teach our fans about clean energy technologies.”