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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City
Posted By Cameron Scott On September 14, 2010 @ 6:35 pm In Environment,New York City,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | 8 Comments
If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan  it’s almost a given you’ll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy  has just launched a new, one-kilowatt wind turbine designed specifically for city rooftop use! A machine certainly made for the modern dweller, the near silent Eddy GT turbine is a chic piece of wind technology that rotates on a vertical axis, optimizing wind capture, even as the air stream shifts within the dynamic city landscape.
The Eddy GT takes up just 40 square feet to generate its kilowatt — to get that much juice from a solar array , you would need up to 400 square feet, which is a tough sell in major cities like New York and San Francisco . While not a light investment at $7,000 per turbine, Urban Green Energy CEO Nick Blitterswyk estimates that in California, which offers a rebate, you could break even in 10 years, and without the $3,000 rebate, it could take 20 years.
If you’re in San Francisco, look for some turbines in action atop Blitterswyk’s company, amongst other products like the Sanya Solar- and Wind-Powered Streetlamp , in front of Civc Center come mid-October. The turbines have scored some other less predictable placements as well, including a position atop the National Guard building in Cleveland, Ohio, and just about every house in a new middle-class subdivision outside St. Louis!
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