Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NASA Wants To Install Wind Turbines

A public meeting on the proposal is scheduled April 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wallops Island Flight Facility's Visitor Center. April 5 is the deadline to submit comments.

NASA says the wind turbines would generate about a third of the flight facility's electricity. The goal is reduce the facility's utility costs and meet federal energy management requirements.

Two 2-megawatt utility-scale turbines and up to five 2.4-kilowatt residential scale turbine would be installed.

NASA says it studied several renewable energy sources, including solar and geothermal. Wind turbines are the preferred alternative.

More Information Wallops Island draft Energy Assessment


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