Mechanism to Help Site Wind-Powered Generator Gets Prize

Associated Press

A device that determines the optimum site for construction of a wind-powered generator was awarded first place recently in the 1985 Duracell Scholarship Competition.

The wind speed analyzer won the $10,000 grand prize for Randall Makela, a senior at Cashmere (Wash.) High School.

Of the 40 other winning entries in the $30,000 competition, 17 were designed to make life easier, nine were designed to educate, nine were to serve as a warning device, four were to entertain, and one was designed to provide sound and light.