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The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. recently debuted a wind energy program exhibit “Discover the Power of Wind,” an exhibition sponsored by Texas Tech Universities National Wind Institute. The exhibit is on display at the Interurban Railway Museum in historic downtown Plano.

"At the Interurban Railway Museum, we teach guests a lot about how the interurban railway system used electricity to make lives better for people in this area and beyond," said The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Co-Director Jeffrey Campbell of McKinney. “'Discover the Power of Wind' gives us the opportunity to show how Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute is discovering the power of wind energy to make lives better for residents in the state of Texas and beyond."

The exhibit details the wind energy program options available through Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute.

From the university's printed materials: "Right now, the field of renewable energy has the potential for huge economic expansion.  Wind energy is poised to provide 20 percent of the nation's electricity by 2030, which means that there will be significant growth in the number of highly skilled personnel needed to join the wind energy labor force. During the next 10 years, the U.S. wind industry could support more than 500,000 jobs, including those associated businesses such as accountant, lawyers, steel workers and others."

The exhibit is available to the public at the Interurban Railway Museum in historic downtown Plano. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. at 972.941.2117 or email info@planoconservancy.org

About The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc:
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., a Texas corporation 501 (c)(3) non-profit, is an organization dedicated to promote civic pride in the past, to increase preservation awareness through education and public outreach, and to provide financial assistance to protect and preserve our heritage resources for this and future generations. For more information, please visit www.planoconservancy.org or call 972-941-2117.

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