Medford's wind turbine stands as a beacon of education and awareness of clean energy for students and residents in the Boston area.
- City of Medford
- Educational institution
- Riverbend Park, Medford, MA 02155
- 186,090 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% or less of electricity
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- Gross Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Annual savings are based on $0.14/kWh Windy was funded primarily with grants from the MassCEC and Mass Energy Consumer Alliance
- Northern Power
"Windy" is a municipal scale wind turbine located at a public school complex in Medford, in a public park, next to I-93.
"Windy" raises awareness about clean energy and stands as an urban example that wind turbines can be beautiful and not noisy or disruptive.
"Windy" was constructed to provide clean energy for the schools, but also to educate children and residents and to be an example for others.
Open House Info:
On Saturday October 13th, the annual Harvest Your Energy Festival will be held at the base of "Windy" our municipal-scale wind turbine from 1-4PM. During the festival there will be 2 presentations about "Windy" as well as a guided tour by the meterologist who was key in its development. There will also be a home energy seminar, activities, live music, and many tables educating about solar energy, environmental issues and healthy living. Stop by this fun afternoon and see our wind turbine.
Educational institution|Energy Efficiency