Top execs helping Charleston-based wind turbine project

Associated Press - March 12, 2010 4:15 AM ET

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Top executives of wind turbine companies are coming to South Carolina to lend a hand with a wind turbine research project. Executives from around the world gather on Friday in Charleston and will serve on two advisory committees to the project.

Clemson University scientists are creating a $98 million wind turbine research facility at the old Charleston Naval Base.

When the project was announced last year, officials said the research center could lead to thousands of jobs for the state.

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