MGE aims to place wind turbine in Fitchburg park

Posted on June 3, 2008. Filed under: Wind | Tags: |

From a story by Gena Kittner in the Wisconsin State Journal:

Fitchburg’s McKee Farms Park could have an added attraction this summer — a small and what some say will be quiet — wind turbine.

Known as an “urban turbine,” it looks similar to a 30-foot flagpole topped with a 12-foot rotating helix.

“This is not one of those big propeller things, ” said Fitchburg administrator Tony Roach.

Madison Gas & Electric proposed the turbine for the Fitchburg park because it wants a visible spot to demonstrate and monitor the technology that some day customers could use to power their homes or businesses, said John Drury, business development manager for MGE.

If approved by the city, the turbine could be operational in late July, and residents will be able to monitor the wind speed and power generated live on the company ‘s Web site. . . .

Read more about urban turbines (also called vertical axis turbines).


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