The Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport is "aggressively pursuing" a three-phase alternative energy project in the hopes of becoming completely energy independent, Lt. Col. Troy Cramer, the wing's environmental manager, told the Daily Report during a visit to the northcentral Ohio installation in early January 2011. Among the clean-energy initiatives, the wing aims to become the first Air National Guard site to install a "windcube," a 22-foot-tall stackable five-bladed system enclosed in a square metal frame. The roof-mounted cube, shown here from behind, would produce as much energy as a 50-foot tall wind turbine and would be capable of powering the entire building on which it sits, Cramer said.
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