Field hockey practice
The high-school girls field-hockey team practices Tuesday afternoon in front of Hull Wind 1, which was installed in December 2001. This medium-size turbine is a Vestas V47 that can turn out 660 kilowatts of electricity. The town's second turbine is a 1.8 megawatt turbine, which is likewise smaller than off-shore turbines that can generate 3 to 5 megawatts.
The success with this initial turbine, operated by Hull's municipal power company, led the town to install the second turbine on top of a landfill on the other side of town. The two turbines generate about 10 percent of the town's electricity consumption of 53,000 megawatt hours per year.
August 30, 2007 10:14 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET Networks
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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