Alternative Energy, Scaling To Feasibility

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Like many green technologies, wind power’s main drawback is a matter of size: Small turbines are inefficient and expensive, and utility scale turbines require too much land and capital for some communities. 

The Portable Power Center, a mobile, mid-sized wind turbine, could be just right…

What fits into a standard shipping container and has the ability to power up to 15 homes in a 12 mile-per-hour wind?

A mid-size, portable wind turbine, called the Portable Power Center, from Uprise Energy, a San Diego-based wind energy company. The 50-kilowatt device is designed to provide affordable, practical electricity for remote, off-grid communities. Set-up requires one technician and one day; maintenance is minimal and done at ground level, according to Uprise. The energy produced is affordable, the makers say, less than utility, solar and diesel power.

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