Wind Power Embraced in New York City

Small wind turbines are showing up on residential properties in New York City as developers get savvy about cutting energy costs with passive technologies.
January 6, 2009, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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"A handful of buildings are already drawing electricity from wind turbines, which typically resemble table fans, or mounted airplane propellers."

"Unlike some of the skyscraping versions that dot rural hillsides, small turbines supply power directly to homes without first sending it through a utility company's lines."

"One major sticking point in the city is that densely packed buildings tend to scatter breezes, making it tough to capture steady gusts. Although this and other kinks need to be addressed before the widespread rollout of small turbines is possible, there are signs of gains."

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Published on Friday, January 2, 2009 in The New York Times
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