The Air Force's two new wind turbines at the Massachusetts
Military Reservation in Cape Cod, Mass., seen from a distance, pose an
interesting contrast to an ornamental traditional windmill atop a local Cape
Cod shop. The 1.5 megawatt wind turbines, in addition to an existing
turbine, were built to offset electrical costs for powering numerous
groundwater cleanup systems at the reservation. The turbines will pay for
all the Air Force's electric needs for groundwater remediation at MMR,
saving more than $1.5 million per year.
U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Dehainaut
October 6, 2012
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