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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rock Port, Missouri - First 100% Wind Powered US City

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Rock Port, Missouri is the First US city to get ALL its Renewable Energy from the WIND.

" ... 100% wind power status is due to four wind turbines ... Rock Port uses approximately 13 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year ... predicted that these four turbines will produce 16 million kilowatt hours each year."

"Excess ... electricity ... is expected ... to be purchased by the Missouri Joint Municipal Utilities for use in other areas ... University of Missouri Extension specialists say that there are excellent opportunities for sustainable wind power in northwest Missouri ... location of Rock Port, Missouri currently 24 wind turbines in Atchison County, 24 in Nodaway County and 27 in Gentry County. ..."Wind Turbine assembly

" ... benefits landowners, who can make anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 leasing part of their property ..."

" ... U.S. Department of Energy indicates that northwest Missouri has the state's highest concentration of wind resources and contains a number of locations potentially suitable for utility-scale wind development."

Via: ScienceDaily LINK

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