Russell Thomasson works for the office of research and commercialization.
Basically, it is his job to make sure research projects at tech make it to production in the corporate world.
One of their biggest projects is wind energy.
With an average wind speed of 14 miles per hour,
“It is already being used as a significant source,” Thomasson said. “Most anywhere in the country is using some amount of wind generation. Of course, west
In 2010, Governor Perry gave Texas Tech $8.4 million for wind research.
The university continued to build that fund with the help of private donors.
That money helped create the national wind institute at Texas Tech.
“As we learn more about the wind power technology, the costs comes down,“ Thomasson said.