Stratton High School

Stratton High/Middle School installed their wind turbine at the school on December 15, 2009.  The turbine is located at N 39°18'14.60", W 102°35'58.81".  The school installed a 45’ three-piece sectional tower on a SMaRT foundation with a 76” diameter and 42” depth.  Due to soft clay soils at the site, the foundation was overexcavated to a depth of 7 feet and 12 feet diameter and filled with 4 feet of structural fill (sand and gravel) to build structural integrity for the foundation.  The service was connected to the school’s main meter located about 12 feet away near the football field.  The installer was Advanced Energy Systems, LLC from Denver, and the electric utility is K.C. Electric Association.  Communications were established to the turbine via the Skyview 2.0 software.  Due to issues of insufficient clearance for the fencing that surrounds the transformer, the turbine did not begin generating power until and the turbine began generating power on December 15, 2009.  The school registered with the CAES Wind for Schools site at Idaho National Laboratory.  The turbine was the first Colorado WfS turbine registered with CAES and was on-line on January 14, 2010.  This turbine is currently operational.

Real time data for this turbine can be found at the Wind Power Program at Idaho National Lab's Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES Energy) website here:

School Contacts:

Mr. Eric Moser, Superintendent

219 Illinois Avenue

Stratton, CO 80836

Phone: 719.348.5369;


Mr. Michael Levin, Facilities Supervisor and Teacher

Phone: 719.349.1236

Michael Kostrzewa,
Apr 15, 2010, 11:33 AM