The turbine stands tall outside of the Crain Memorial Welcome Center in Newburg. Officials, community members and students were on site Feb 26th for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
A long time coming, the turbine faced stiff opposition from local goverment. Due to the persistence of Charles County commissioner Ken Robinson, and the help of the Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Clean Energy Center, the VAWT plan was finally realized.
This WEPower turbine is capable of producing 105 kW hours of energy a year, with 29 mph winds.
To see this vertical wind turbine yourself, visit the Crain Welcome Center in Maryland. It’s highly visible to travelers coming up route 301 from Virginia.
12480 Crain Hwy, Newburg, MD
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