A few of the facts:
*This machine will power 100% of our facility and will have a lot of electricity to sell back to the grid. This makes Berkshire East the first ski area in the world to produce all of its electricity from an onsite, renewable source.
The turbine will generate approximately 2.2 million kWh of electricity each year.
*You could reach similar savings in greenhouse gasses by ...
*Planting 85,356 trees per year
*Driving 2,338,400 less miles per year
*Burning 94,372 less gallons of fuel oil per winter
*Is made by Powerwind, and is considered one of the best manufactured turbines on the market
*We spent nearly 3 years researching this project, spent 7 months in permitting and considered many different options
*The turbine is 291 feet tall
*Each blade is 91' long
*The hub and three blades went up together in one piece
*This machine is located nearly 3500 feet from the nearest house
*Is located about a mile from Charlemont
*Spins at about 20 rpm
It was wonderful to be skiing up at Berkshire East and see the wind generator start up and begin spinning for the first time. Please see their site at: Berkshire East.