Friday, September 21, 2018

Wind Turbines


When I was on the ASU campus last Monday evening, I walked right past this building but I was stopped by the appearance of those huge fans on the roof of Wrigley Hall.  I hadn't noticed them before.  It turns out they are wind turbines.  Wrigley Hall is home to the School of Sustainability and the Julie Ann Wrigley Institute of Sustainability.  It is the home of the first School of Sustainability in the United States and was founded in 2007.  I wonder how much energy those turbines generate.  We do have windy days from time to time but, we aren't normally a windy spot.

13 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is funny to see so many of them on the roof. Hope it will do generate some power.

Andy said...

I would have thought in Phoenix solar power would be the preferred method

Kate said...

Andy has the right solution, I think. The turbines are a startling image atop that building. Good capture.

Catarina said...

I had never seen those small turbines. Hope they work.

RedPat said...

It would be interesting to know how effective they are.

Lois said...

I would like to know how well they work too. It certainly is an unusual sight!

William Kendall said...

Perhaps enough for the purposes of that building?

Judy Ryer said...

They would work better here. We have more windy days than calm ones.

bill burke said...

Hope they work well. I never heard of wind turbines.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I've never seen rooftop turbines. Pretty cool idea in a windy area. I wonder if they generate more electricity than solar panels?

Karl Demetz said...

These are new to me, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well imagine that! It would be so interesting to know how much energy they produce Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! They don't seem to be moving at the moment...but I suppose even if they're not particularly effective on this building, putting them there advocates for their use and makes others in windier areas aware of wind energy as an option.