Officials at Rock Port, Missouri, christened a four-turbine wind farm this week, making Rock Port the first U.S. city to get 100% of its electricity from wind power.
The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm, built by the Wind Capital Group generates five megawatts each day, more than enough for this town of 1,300. The wind farm consists of four Suzlon 1.25-megawatt wind turbines.
In fact, the farm is producing enough energy to power a second town of Rock Port’s size. Missouri Joint Municipal Utilities will buy excess power from the farm, expected to eventually generate 16 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.
To celebrate being America’s first wind-powered community, Rock Port, which is located in the far northwest corner of Missouri, will host a “Green Switch” celebration on Friday.
Via: The Examiner