Last week, Apex Clean Energy team members bumped into several Botetourt County students in Washington, DC! The students were with Off the Grid, the KidWind Challenge team from Botetourt County’s the Learning Barn. Both Apex and the Botetourt students were in town for the American Wind Energy Association’s Wind Power on Capitol Hill event, and the KidWind team members were featured speakers at a rally held for the event.
KidWind is a national competition that has students designing and building small-scale turbines. The winning team creates the most innovative turbine with the highest energy output. Last year, Off the Grid won 6th place at the national competition in New Orleans, out of 30 teams.
Other speakers at the event included members of Congress and national wind energy advocates, but the highlight for us and many others was hearing the excitement the KidWind students have for wind energy. We were especially proud that these students hailed from Botetourt County, and they represented the excitement in the Commonwealth for clean, renewable wind energy.
Apex proudly supports Team Off the Grid and we are excited to see how far they go in the KidWind competition this year!
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