Museum of Science parapet turbines
This view of the back of the Museum of Science shows a bank of fanlike small wind turbines from Aerovironment on the roof. These turbines, which are also installed at Boston's Logan airport, didn't perform as well as they should have, according to the museum, and had technical problems, including a broken fin.
This view shows the complex nature of the Museum of Science project, where there are eight different buildings on top of a dam at the mouth of the Charles River. Permitting was challenging, as the site is half in Cambridge and half in Boston and the landlord is the state's parks agency.
May 20, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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