Sustainable Solutions: Residential Wind TurbinesYou are looking at a Windspire, a vertical-axis wind turbine that generates electricity from wind power. This model produces about 2,000 kWh of electricity a year in an area with average wind speeds of 12 mph (about ? the needs of the average house). It can be used on-grid to power homes, businesses, even large commercial buildings, and off-grid, etc. The model you are viewing is a "giromill" style, which used vertical airfoils that, just like the airplane wings, use the concept of "lift". Lift enables the rotor to spin around a little faster than the speed of the wind.
|Placed By||Department of Energy|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 325444 N 4306335|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88856667, -77.01260000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.314', W 77° 0.756'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 18.84" N, 77° 0' 45.36" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 82-98 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20002, US|
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