Sunday, January 04, 2009

Urbane Urban Turbines

The Blue Sea Development Company is building affordable housing in the Bronx which will receive a portion of its electricity from wind-powered, rooftop turbines. Ten one-kilowatt turbines, which apparently cost about $10,000 each, according to the New York Times article, will provide about half of the building's power, which should reduce the building's common area electricity usage from $18,000 per year to $9,000 per year.

This installation is one of many wind-powered installations underway in New York City, following Mayor Michael Bloomberg's stated support for rooftop wind projects in Manhattan.

Photo Credit: Rob Bennett for The New York Times

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