Wind Turbine at New Haven business visible from I-95 –

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Energy, Energy Conservation, River, Wind

NEW HAVEN – The idea of using wind turbines for energy didn’t occur to the Driscoll brothers when they established Phoenix Press in an old brick factory at the confluence of the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers in the early 1980s.

But this afternoon at Phoenix Press, workers are installing the three-bladed rotor that will rise 150 feet over the parking lot, the most dramatic visual element of the Driscolls’ new 100-kilowatt wind turbine.

photos: ct environmental headlines

The Driscolls’ wind turbine — mere yards from the water, plainly visible to drivers passing over the Quinnipiac River Bridge along I-95 — is by far the largest of its kind in Connecticut, according to the installer — Alteris Renewables of Wilton.

A Phoenix Press representative told CT Environmental Headlines the turbine will begin churning out the energy in a few weeks.

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