Municipally Powering a Revenue SourceAugust 7th, 2009 by Steven Gardner
Carlos Jara, a candidate for mayor in Bremerton, has proposed a wind farm in Bremerton’s watershed and rooftop wind devices downtown to generate power the city could sell back to the utility company. I haven’t done the research to devise whether the concept is feasible.
According to this story in the Seattle Times, solar power isn’t the bad option in this region some might think it is.
While hot days generate lots of energy, the optimal temperature is 77 degrees, they say. Extremes can make generating power more difficult. Cloudy weather doesn’t stop power generation.
Does anyone know of any municipalities that have tried or considered generating power in this fashion?