Sunday, November 25, 2007

Rhode Island Wind Power status

The Kent County Times has a nice article up covering the state of current wind deployment and some proposed wind projects by Coventry, West Warwick. It also has a nice outline of the 660kW wind turbine installed at Portsmouth Abbey on Aquidneck Island. No details about the size of the turbines proposed at either location or the total amount of power generation capacity.

They discuss the wind turbine at Portsmouth Abbey, which is called out in the New England Greenstart/RI web pages as one of the few sources of green power within Rhode Island. While the article discusses only wind installations currently under investigations (discounting the proposal from an out of state firm to develop wind resources offshore), it reminded me of the New England GreenStart program. A map of the renewable resources (wind, solar, hydro, biomass) is available on the GreenStart site.

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