Rockport, Missouri (TGW) - The 1300 person town of Rockport, Missouri will become the first town in the United States to be completely powered by wind power.
The $90 million Loess Hills Wind Farm, built by the Wind Capital Group and the John Deere Corp. on bluffs west of Rock Port, generates five megawatts each day. That is approximately twice as much power as is needed to power Rockport; in other words, the 4 turbine Loess Hills Wind Farm could power two towns the size of Rockport.
To celebrate being America’s first wind-powered community, Rock Port, which is located in the far northwest corner of Missouri, will host a “Green Switch” celebration on Friday.
Via :: Meta Efficient :: The Examiner