Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Public Housing Windmill

An Ellicott City public housing project called Ellicott Gardens includes a real live windmill to generate energy, according to this post by the Washington Business Journal.

The windmill was a gift to the county by Old Town Construction, the project's general contractor and former owner. The company sold the property to the county over a year ago.

The windmill will contribute to the energy needed for the building's public areas including the corridors, lobby, parking garage, and gym. The windmill will generate about 400 kilowatt hours per month - to offer a little perspective, a compact fluorescent light bulb used all month would equal about 18 kilowatt hours.

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