Thursday, April 24, 2008
Just saw this over at treehugger.
Wind Power Produces 123% of Residential Energy Demand in Rock Port, Missouri
"Rock Port, Missouri, is a small city of 1,300 people, and they just made history by being the first city in the US to be 100% powered by the wind, also making them #1 in the US for percentage of renewable energy. The Loess Hills Wind Farm, built by the Wind Capital Group, employing 500 workers from 20 states for about a year, is expected to produce about 16 million kilowatt hours annually, while Rock Port only uses 13 million. The excess wind power will be sold to other communities in the area."
Power meters spinning backward? A U.S. city exporting energy? If they can do it in Rock Port, we can do it in Manhattan!
Big, big change is in the wind, y'all! News like this makes our Thursdays great.
Thank you to treehugger for bringing this to our attention, and a huge thank you to the people of Rock Port, Missouri for leading the charge. First Rock Port, then the world!
One grid down; many, many to go.
(note: just found this on youtube!)