Valley Community for Recycling Solutions.

Author:Gallion, Mari

Valley Community for Recycling Solutions installed the newest piece of its renewable energy system, a Kestrel e300i wind generator. The Kestrel now adds to the power being produced by a 4.23kW solar panel array which was installed in May 2011. While supplying a portion of their own power, VCRS is also uploading the data from these energy systems and making it available to the public for free on the Internet.

In October, VRCS installed an anemometer to measure wind speed along with the software and hookups to feed live data from the solar panels, wind turbine, and anemometer to a publicly accessible website on the Internet. The real time data allows comparison of solar to wind energy generation for consumers to explore their options as well as providing valuable information for research and development of latitude and longitude appropriate systems. The...

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