Wind energy projects under way in Ga.
Bulpitt said preliminary results at the research platforms off the Georgia coast are showing average wind speeds of 16 miles an hour.
September 26, 2005
by Dave Williams, Staff Writer
in Rockdale Citizen
ATLANTA — Georgia has been on the sidelines during America’s early attempts to harness the wind as a renewable energy source. But utility officials and researchers say experimental projects under way at opposite ends of the state soon could make Georgia a player in what is becoming an increasingly urgent effort to make the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil.
In northwestern Georgia, an alliance of the state’s electric cooperatives has erected a tower atop Rocky Mountain, near Rome, to measure wind speeds and directions over the course of a year to determine whether the site is suitable for producing... [continue via Web link]