Hydronic and Solar Equipment Aid Quest for Energy Independence

April 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2009, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p42
The article provides information on the design of the utility-scale wind turbine installed at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. The wind turbine generates 1.2 million kilowatt-hour (kwh) of electricity a year, which has reduced the electrical-energy use of the school by 40%. Any excess energy that is produced by the turbine is sold at a wholesale rate to the electric grid.


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