The project is also an effort to educate locals about wind turbines and the importance of wind energy.
"The research project won't definitively conclude which turbine is the most efficient, because output varies so much by location. But shoppers will be able to compare three models side by side on the grounds of the city's water-treatment plant, or the two set up in Mira Loma Park. They'll also be able to see which turbines work best in which wind conditions.
And the city plans to post the repair and maintenance costs for each model, which shouldn't be affected by location."