Skystream on museum rooftop
The small wind lab at the Museum of Science quickly discovered that the wind resource on the roofs of the museum buildings was moderate, and not sufficient to deliver a compelling return on investment. As an educational endeavor, though, the project is still providing information, including data on the performance of the five different turbine types.
This Skystream small-wind turbine from Southwest Windpower, one of the more popular products, has been shown to perform as advertised, according to the staff of the small-wind lab. This turbine was the closest to being plug and play, the staff said.
May 20, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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