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Thumbs up for Wind

We've cleared the first hurdle. We have ideal wind conditions for powering a new home to be built in Madison County in Central Virginia. Next hurdle, we're going before the Madison Planning Commission seeking a special use permit to operate a wind turbine and erect a 100-foot tower on the property. We're blazing a trail for all Madison residents to explore this natural energy alternative if their wind conditions suit.

If you're wondering, that thing atop the pole is an anemometer, used to measure wind direction, speed and pressure

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Exactly HOW Windy?

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How windy must it be to generate enough electricity to power a house? We're testing to find out.

We're helping a client measure the prevailing wind at their property to determine if they have ideal conditions for generating power. Just because a location feels windy 24/7 doesn't mean it has the right kind of wind consistently sufficient to generate enough electricity to meet demand. The current VA wind map shows their location in Madison, VA is marginal.
 
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