After several years of research, Hodges has decided that it is time to move ahead with a project that will not only generate 100% of our power using the wind but be a great step to help the environment. We looked into a large number of options in wind turbines and selected one that is about 190′ tall. It’s small in comparison to two other turbines that have been built locally: the Portsmouth High School wind turbine (336′ ) and the Portsmouth Abbey wind turbine (240′).
We invited all of our neighbors to an open house on May 14th to hear our plans. It was important to address any concerns that they might have. To our surprise and gratitude everyone in attendance seemed to have a good response.
Although construction of the turbine would be at least a year away we are still excited at the prospect. In it’s lifetime (25+ years) the turbine will reduce CO2 emission by 10,000 tons and return at least 30 times the energy required to manufacture it. That’s pretty substantial.
For more information on wind turbines go to The Wind Energy Association website.