Breaking Wind in Vermont

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 11, 2009 8:20 am

Bolton Valley, a ski area in Vermont, is using the power of wind to create energy and help the environment. The ski resort is in the process of installing a Northwind 100 wind turbine, expected to generate 350,000 kilowatt hours per year. The turbine will sit at the summit of the Vista Quad ski lift, where wind speed average 7 mph but can gust up to 50 mph. The output from the turbine will help reduce the resorts electricity bill by $35,000 per year, and save 277 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. We say right on to Bolton Valley, ski green!