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MBTA to launch fed-funded wind turbines

Posted on August 16, 2011

[IMAGE]Wind-turbines-Windflow-Technology-Ltd--2.jpg[/IMAGE]BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is putting up the first of two wind turbines on MBTA properties, BostonHerald.com reported. A federal grant will pay for a 120-foot-tall turbine to be built at a layover facility near the Kingston commuter rail station.

When it goes online in the late fall, the turbine is expected to generate enough power to cover 65 percent of Kingston Station’s electricity needs, including illumination of the parking lot and train platforms. The second turbine, which will be installed next spring, will power a rail station and generate surplus electricity for the agency to sell. For the full story, click here.

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