World Trade Center funding setback
- Just ran across the following article in the NT Times:
looks like they might have to make do with less funding than they
had hoped for.
I wonder what this means for the wind-turbines-in-the-belfrey idea?
Seems like a good wind resource at that height but the folks I talk
to seem to think it's quite a prominent place to try another version
of a concept that hasn't really proven to work anywhere else yet
Mounting turbines on a building in general though, if it could be
done in a way that didn't bother the occupants, seems like a great
idea, since in essence you have a de facto tower just begging to be
utilized, especially if the building were really designed to take
full advantage of wind energy, and maybe generate like say, extra
electricity, more than they could even use in the building.
The scenario as I understand it, is to generate 20% of the
electricity. As a custom installation, that must be maintained on a
daily basis, it seems like it will be quite a challenge to generate
power more economically than simply buying green power off the grid,
which I would think there is a good chance they'll end up doing. If
it worked well, however, what a great trophy for wind energy.