The University of Delaware has entered into an agreement to sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) over the next three years. Under the agreement DEMEC must purchase a minimum of $35,000 of RECs each year but can purchase more if the utility desires. The RECs are being generated by a 2 megawatt (MW) wind turbine that was installed on the university's campus in 2010. The university plans to use the additional money to fund a graduate fellowship at the university's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. The fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student interested in focusing their studies on the area of wind energy.
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University to sell energy credits from wind turbine