Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wind and Solar Power at Gillies Lake


Gillies Lake now has a wind turbine and solar array that soon will be producing green energy.

It is new!

It is smaller then the wind generators in the wind farm I visited in Sault Ste. Marie, but it is still very impressive.

I am told it is a Skystream 3.7. This summer you should be able to visit it and see how much electricity it is generating. The power is wired in to the building and I think there is also plans to have it into the grid to reverse the meter!

What a great idea. It was pretty windy when I was there today and it was quite, much more quite then the big towers in Sault Ste. Marie. I am really looking forward to all the information it will be able to show. Will have to follow this once it is fully operational and displays in place.

You can follow the link below for more information on the wind generator there is also links to MRCA and Wintergreen Fund for Conservation. There is a picture of the wind farm in Sault Ste Marie.

Skystream
MRCA
Wintergreen Fund for Conservation