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Monday, August 16, 2010

Renewable Energy Series at the New Haven Public Library


NEW HAVEN - As part of its Renewable Energy Series, the New Haven Public Library will act as host for a talk by Brian Driscoll of Phoenix Press about the company's 150-foot wind turbine that spins alongside I-95.

The program will run 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the library, 133 Elm St.

Driscoll will talk about "the experience of installing and operating" the wind turbine, event organizers said in a statement.

“Coastal locations such as ours are perfect for harnessing nature's gift of moving air currents, and the clean energy generated in the nacelle at the top of the tower runs through a trench directly into our building,” Driscoll, co-owner of Phoenix Press , said in the statement.

The Phoenix Press Northwind 100 turbine, shown, produces electricity with wind speeds as low as 6 mph, and as much as 55 mph before the brakes kick in, the statement said.

At the event, a representative of Alteris Renewables, which supplied the turbine, will also be on hand to answer questions about wind energy, the statement said.

For more information or to register for this free program please visit http://www.phoenixwind.eventbrite.com/.

The Library’s renewable energy series began with a look at solar energy on Aug. 10. The final installment of the series take place on Nov. 13, with Craig Mann discussing Geothermal Energy at the Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Ave., the statement said.

For more information about the programs, call the library at 203-946-8835.

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