in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The city of Boston has announced that it is examining the feasibility of wind power in the Boston Harbor Islands. The first feasibility study will be conducted on Moon Island for three months. Massachusetts-based Second Wind Inc. is donating wind-assessment technology for the study.

At a press conference in front of the 100 kW wind turbine at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103, Jim Hunt, chief of environmental and energy services for Boston, thanked Second Wind for donating the use of its Triton Sonic Wind Profiler to conduct wind studies at Moon Island, the first planned site.

"We're pleased to be benefiting from locally grown, leading-edge technology in our wind energy program," says Hunt. "Second Wind and other green tech firms are one of the Boston area's best resources for economic development and for a more sustainable future."

The city's wind feasibility study on Moon Island is funded by a $21,500 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Renewable Energy Trust.

SOURCE: Second Wind Inc.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015