First Small-Scale Urban Wind Turbines Rising

Developers in Portland has begun installation of a set of wind turbines atop a new tower in downtown Portland.

The turbines are the first small-scale urban wind turbines to be installed in the U.S.

"An extensive study of local wind patterns concluded the idea would work if the turbines were placed high enough above the roof's 279-foot elevation to catch the prevailing winds, which flow across the city from the northwest in the summer and in the opposite direction in the winter."

Full Story: Urban wind turbines go up in Portland


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